Real Networks RealPlayer AAC SDK code execution

realplayer-aacsdk-code-exec (78385) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk


Real Networks RealPlayer could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the system, caused by an error when decoding AAC SDK. By persuading a victim to open a specially-crafted file, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code on the system or cause the application to crash.


Base Score: 6.8
  Access Vector: Network
  Access Complexity: Medium
  Authentication: None
  Confidentiality Impact: Partial
  Integrity Impact: Partial
  Availability Impact: Partial
Temporal Score: 5
  Exploitability: Unproven
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed


Gain Access


Upgrade to the latest version of RealPlayer ( or later), available from the RealNetworks Web site. See References.


  • RealNetworks, Inc. Web site: RealNetworks, Inc. Releases Update to Address Security Vulnerabilities..
  • BID-55473: RealPlayer Multiple Memory Corruption and Denial of Service Vulnerabilities
  • CVE-2012-2408: The AAC SDK in RealNetworks RealPlayer before, RealPlayer SP 1.0 through 1.1.5, and Mac RealPlayer before allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (heap memory corruption) or possibly have unspecified other impact via a crafted AAC file that is not properly handled during decoding.
  • SA50566: RealPlayer Multiple Vulnerabilities
  • SA50580: Mac RealPlayer Multiple Vulnerabilities

Platforms Affected:

  • Real RealPlayer for Mac OS X
  • Realnetworks RealPlayer


Sep 07, 2012

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