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RealPlayer file deletion overflow vulnerability

Vulnerability Note VU#461187

Original Release Date: 2008-07-28 | Last Revised: 2008-07-28

Overview

RealPlayer contains a buffer overflow vulnerability that may allow an attacker to execute code on a vulnerable system.

Description

RealPlayer media player that is distributed by RealNetworks. RealPlayer supports streaming and local media.

Per the Zero Day Initiative advisory ZDI-08-046:
The specific flaw exists in RealPlayer's rjbdll.dll module when handling the deletion of media library files. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability using an ActiveX control {FDC7A535-4070-4B92-A0EA-D9994BCC0DC5} to import a vulnerable file into the user's media library. Upon deletion of this file, an exploitable stack based buffer overflow can be triggered.

Impact

By convincing a user to visit a website, a remote attacker may be able to execute arbitrary code.

Solution

Upgrade

RealPlayer updates for multiple operating systems are available on the RealNetworks support site. Users are encouraged to apply updates as soon as possible.


Disable Active X control

Setting the kill bit for the {FDC7A535-4070-4B92-A0EA-D9994BCC0DC5} CLSID may prevent this vulnerability from being exploited by a remote attacker. See US-Cert Vulnerability Note VU#871673 for more information on how to disable this control.

Vendor Information

461187
 
Affected   Unknown   Unaffected

RealNetworks, Inc.

Updated:  July 28, 2008

Status

  Vulnerable

Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

The vendor has not provided us with any further information regarding this vulnerability.

Addendum

See http://service.real.com/realplayer/security/07252008_player/en/ for more information.

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CVSS Metrics

Group Score Vector
Base N/A N/A
Temporal N/A N/A
Environmental N/A

References

Acknowledgements

Thanks to ZDI for information that was used in this report.

This document was written by Ryan Giobbi.

Other Information

CVE IDs: None
Severity Metric: 25.31
Date Public: 2008-07-25
Date First Published: 2008-07-28
Date Last Updated: 2008-07-28 19:54 UTC
Document Revision: 3

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