John Heasman of NGSSoftware has discovered multiple high risk vulnerabilities in RealPlayer. Versions affected include
RealPlayer 10.5 (188.8.131.520) RealPlayer 10.5 Beta (184.108.40.2066) RealPlayer 10 RealOne Player v1, v2 RealPlayer 8 RealPlayer Enterprise
The flaws, that include remotely exploitable buffer overflows and file access issues, have been fixed by Real. The patch can be downloaded from
This patch fixes NGSS BUGID 145, 146, 147 and 148 from the Vendor Notification Alerts - http://www.nextgenss.com/vna.htm
NGSSoftware are going to withhold details about these flaws for three months. Full details will be published on the 6th of January 2005. This three month window will allow users of RealPlayer the time needed to apply the patch before the details are released to the general public. This reflects NGSSoftware's new approach to responsible disclosure.
NGSSoftware Insight Security Research http://www.databasesecurity.com/ http://www.nextgenss.com/ +44(0)208 401 0070
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