Vulnerability Note VU#246524

Real Media Player filename handler stack buffer overflow vulnerability

Original Release date: 26 Aug 2013 | Last revised: 26 Aug 2013


Real Media Player fails to parse filenames correctly, which may allow a remote, unauthenticated attacker to execute arbitrary code in the context of the logged in user.


CWE-121: Stack-based Buffer Overflow - CVE-2013-4973

Real Media Player versions prior to version are vulnerable to a stack buffer overflow when provided with a specially crafted .rmp file. When executed, it may allow a remote unauthenticated attacker to run arbitrary code in the context of the logged in user.


A remote unauthenticated attacker may obtain sensitive information, cause a denial of service condition, or execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the application..


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RealNetworks has provided an update to this application, RealPlayer Users are advised to apply the update.

Vendor Information (Learn More)

VendorStatusDate NotifiedDate Updated
RealNetworks, Inc.Affected07 Feb 201326 Aug 2013
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CVSS Metrics (Learn More)

Group Score Vector
Base 3.7 AV:L/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
Temporal 2.9 E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C
Environmental 0.9 CDP:L/TD:L/CR:ND/IR:ND/AR:ND



Thanks to hamburgers maccoy for reporting this vulnerability.

This document was written by Chris King.

Other Information

  • CVE IDs: CVE-2013-4973
  • Date Public: 23 Aug 2013
  • Date First Published: 26 Aug 2013
  • Date Last Updated: 26 Aug 2013
  • Document Revision: 23


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