Real Media Player fails to parse filenames correctly, which may allow a remote, unauthenticated attacker to execute arbitrary code in the context of the logged in user.
CWE-121: Stack-based Buffer Overflow - CVE-2013-4973
Real Media Player versions prior to version 184.108.40.206 are vulnerable to a stack buffer overflow when provided with a specially crafted .rmp file. When executed, it may allow a remote unauthenticated attacker to run arbitrary code in the context of the logged in user.
A remote unauthenticated attacker may obtain sensitive information, cause a denial of service condition, or execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the application..
Apply an Update
RealNetworks has provided an update to this application, RealPlayer 220.127.116.11. Users are advised to apply the update.
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Notified: February 07, 2013 Updated: August 26, 2013
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A patched version of the application is available from the link below.
Group | Score | Vector
Base | 3.7 | AV:L/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
Temporal | 2.9 | E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C
Environmental | 0.9 | CDP:L/TD:L/CR:ND/IR:ND/AR:ND
Thanks to hamburgers maccoy for reporting this vulnerability.
This document was written by Chris King.
CVE IDs: | CVE-2013-4973
Date Public: | 2013-08-23
Date First Published: | 2013-08-26
Date Last Updated: | 2013-08-26 13:38 UTC
Document Revision: | 24