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[GLSA-200507-04] RealPlayer: Heap overflow vulnerability

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
RealPlayer: Heap overflow vulnerability

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200507-04
(RealPlayer: Heap overflow vulnerability)


RealPlayer is vulnerable to a heap overflow when opening RealMedia
files which make use of RealText.

Impact

By enticing a user to play a specially crafted RealMedia file an
attacker could execute arbitrary code with the permissions of the user
running the application.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

References:
http://service.real.com/help/faq/security/050623_player/EN/
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2005-1766


Solution:
All RealPlayer users should upgrade to the latest available
version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-video/realplayer-10.0.5"


Network Security Threat Level: Medium


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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