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RealPlayer Multiple Remote Overflows

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Acertains the version of RealPlayer

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

Summary :

The remote Windows application is affected by several remote
overflows.

Description :

According to its version number, the installed version of RealPlayer /
RealOne Player / RealPlayer Enterprise for Windows might permit an
attacker to execute arbitrary code and delete arbitrary files on the
remote host.

To exploit these flaws, a possible hacker would send a malformed SMIL or WAV
file to a user on the remote host and wait for him to open it.

See also :

http://www.idefense.com/application/poi/display?id=209&type=vulnerabilities
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/391959
http://service.real.com/help/faq/security/050224_player/EN/

Solution :

Upgrade according to the vendor advisories referenced above.

Network Security Threat Level:

High / CVSS Base Score : 7
(AV:R/AC:L/Au:NR/C:P/A:P/I:P/B:N)

Networks Security ID: 12697, 12698

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2005 Tenable Network Security

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