Real Media Player filename handler stack buffer overflow vulnerability

2013-08-26T00:00:00
ID VU:246524
Type cert
Reporter CERT
Modified 2013-08-26T13:38:00

Description

Overview

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.

Description

CWE-121: Stack-based Buffer Overflow - CVE-2013-4973

Real Media Player versions prior to version 16.0.3.51 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.


Impact

A remote unauthenticated attacker may obtain sensitive information, cause a denial of service condition, or execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the application..


Solution

Apply an Update
RealNetworks has provided an update to this application, RealPlayer 16.0.3.51. Users are advised to apply the update.


Vendor Information

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Notified: February 07, 2013 Updated: August 26, 2013

Status

Affected

Vendor Statement

We have not received a statement from the vendor.

Vendor Information

A patched version of the application is available from the link below.

Vendor References

  • <http://service.real.com/realplayer/security/en/>
  • <http://service.real.com/realplayer/security/08232013_player/en/>

CVSS Metrics

Group | Score | Vector
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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

References

  • <http://service.real.com/realplayer/security/en/>
  • <http://cwe.mitre.org/data/definitions/121.html>

Acknowledgements

Thanks to hamburgers maccoy for reporting this vulnerability.

This document was written by Chris King.

Other Information

CVE IDs: | CVE-2013-4973
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Date Public: | 2013-08-23
Date First Published: | 2013-08-26
Date Last Updated: | 2013-08-26 13:38 UTC
Document Revision: | 24