Vulnerability Note VU#698278

RealPlayer version 16.0.3.51 contains a buffer overflow vulnerability

Original Release date: 30 Dec 2013 | Last revised: 10 Jan 2014

Overview

RealPlayer version 16.0.3.51 and possibly earlier versions contain a stack-based buffer overflow vulnerability (CWE-121).

Description

CWE-121: Stack-based Buffer Overflow

RealPlayer version 16.0.3.51 and possibly earlier versions contain a stack-based buffer overflow vulnerability. The .RMP file format is similar to standard XML encoding. An attacker can place malicious code in the value of the version or the encoding attributes inside the XML declaration to craft a malicious .RMP file. Once the file is opened by the victim, the program may crash or allow execution of code.

Impact

A remote unauthenticated attacker may be able to trick a user into opening a malicious .RMP file which may cause a denial-of-service condition or lead to arbitrary code execution.

Solution

Apply an Update

RealNetworks has advised users to apply the latest patch to remove .RMP file support to address this vulnerability.

Vendor Information (Learn More)

VendorStatusDate NotifiedDate Updated
RealNetworks, Inc.Affected16 Oct 201330 Dec 2013
CVE RequestUnknown10 Jan 201410 Jan 2014
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CVSS Metrics (Learn More)

Group Score Vector
Base 6.8 AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
Temporal 5.3 E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C
Environmental 1.3 CDP:ND/TD:L/CR:ND/IR:ND/AR:ND

References

Credit

Thanks to Gabor Seljan for reporting this vulnerability.

This document was written by Adam Rauf.

Other Information

  • CVE IDs: CVE-2013-7260
  • Date Public: 20 Dec 2013
  • Date First Published: 30 Dec 2013
  • Date Last Updated: 10 Jan 2014
  • Document Revision: 30

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