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Vulnerability Assessment Details

RealPlayer PNG deflate heap corruption

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Acertains the version of RealPlayer

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

Summary :

The remote Windows application is affected by a heap corruption
vulnerability.

Description :

According to its version number, the installed version of RealPlayer /
RealOne Player / RealPlayer Enterprise for Windows has a flaw in the
remote version that may permit a possible hacker to execute arbitrary code on
the remote host, with the rights of the user running RealPlayer.

To do so, a possible hacker would need to send a corrupted PNG file to a
remote user and have him open it using RealPlayer.

See also :

http://www.coresecurity.com/common/showdoc.php?idx=311&idxseccion=10
http://service.real.com/help/faq/security/securityupdate_march2003.html

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: 7177

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2003 - 2005 Tenable Network Security

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