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Vulnerability Assessment Details

RealPlayer Skin File Remote Buffer Overflow

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Acertains the version of RealPlayer

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

Summary :

The remote Windows application is affected by a remote buffer
overflow.

Description :

According to its version number, the installed version of RealPlayer /
RealOne Player for Windows may permit a possible hacker to execute arbitrary
code on the remote host, with the rights of the user running
RealPlayer because of an overflow vulnerability in the third-party
compression library 'DUNZIP32.DLL'.

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

See also :

http://archives.neohapsis.com/archives/fulldisclosure/2004-10/1044.html
http://service.real.com/help/faq/security/041026_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: 11555

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2004-2006 Tenable Network Security

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