Multiple Real media players vulnerable to buffer overflow when parsing crafted media files

2004-02-06T00:00:00
ID VU:473814
Type cert
Reporter CERT
Modified 2004-02-06T00:00:00

Description

Overview

Multiple Real media players vulnerable to buffer overflow when parsing certain media files which may permit an attacker to execute arbitrary code on the user's system.

Description

RealNetworks Real media players are multimedia applications that allow users to view local and remote audio/video content. These players support multiple media types including RealPix (RP), RealText (RT), Real Audio (RAM), RealAudio Plugin (RPM), and synchronized multimedia integration language (SMIL) files. There is a vulnerability in the way Real players validate these media files. This flaw could be used to execute arbitrary code on the user's system by creating a specially crafted media file.

According to RealNetworks Security Advisory, this vulnerability affects the following products:

* RealOne Player 
* RealPlayer 8

Impact

An attacker could execute arbitrary code on a user's system.


Solution