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RealPlayer / RealOne Player for Windows Multiple Vulnerabilities

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Checks for multiple vulnerabilities in RealPlayer / RealOne Player for Windows

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

Summary :

The remote Windows application is affected by multiple
vulnerabilities.

Description :

According to its version number, the installed version of RealPlayer /
RealOne Player for Windows is prone to several vulnerabilities :

- A malicious MP3 file can be used to overwrite an arbitrary
file or execute an ActiveX control.

- Using a specially-crafted RealMedia file, a possible hacker may
be able to cause a heap overflow and run arbitrary code
within the context of the affected application.

- Using a specially-crafted AVI file, a possible hacker may
be able to cause a buffer overflow and run arbitrary
code within the context of the affected application.

- A malicious website may be able to cause a local HTML
file to be created that triggers an RM file to play
which would then reference the local HTML file.

See also :

http://www.idefense.com/application/poi/display?id=250&type=vulnerabilities
http://research.eeye.com/html/advisories/published/AD20050623.html
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/403535/30/0/threaded
http://service.real.com/help/faq/security/050623_player/EN/

Solution :

Upgrade according to the vendor advisory 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: 13530, 14048, 14073

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

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