RealOne Player Gold and RealJukebox2 RJS skin file download and execution

realplayer-rjs-file-download (9539) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk


RealNetwork RealOne Player Gold could allow a remote attacker to cause a file to be automatically downloaded and executed on a victim's computer. A remote attacker could create a malicious RJS file with a skin.ini file containing script embedded within HTML tags that could be made to automatically download and execute on the victim's computer. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by creating a malicious Web page or sending a victim a malicious HTML email that could either cause the RJS file to be opened automatically or provide a URL link that would cause the malicious RJS file to be opened when clicked.


Gain Access


Apply the appropriate patch for your system, available from the RealNetworks Web site. See References.


  • RealNetworks Web site: RealNetworks Support: Buffer Overrun Exploit.
  • SPS Advisory #47: RealONE Player Gold / RealJukebox2 skin file download vulnerability.
  • BID-5210: Real Networks RealJukebox Predictable File Extraction Vulnerability
  • CVE-2002-1015: RealJukebox 2 and, and RealOne Player Gold, allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary script in the Local computer zone by inserting the script into the skin.ini file of an RJS archive, then referencing skin.ini from a web page after it has been extracted, which is parsed as HTML by Internet Explorer or other Microsoft-based web readers.
  • OSVDB ID: 5037: RealJukebox/RealOne RJS Archive skin.ini Arbitrary Script Execution
  • US-CERT VU#888547: Real Networks RealONE Player vulnerable to arbitrary command execution via crafted html in the skin file

Platforms Affected:

  • Real RealJukebox 2
  • Real RealJukebox 2
  • Real RealJukebox 2 Plus
  • Real RealJukebox 2 Plus
  • Real RealONE Player 1_build_6.0.10.505 Gold


Jul 12, 2002

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