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Multiple Real media players fail to properly validate RMP files

Vulnerability Note VU#514734

Original Release Date: 2004-02-06 | Last Revised: 2004-02-06


Multiple Real media players fail to properly validate RealJukebox Metadata Package (RMP) files which may permit an attacker to download and execute arbitrary code on the user's system.


RealNetworks Real media players are multimedia applications that allow users to view local and remote audio/video content. These players support multiple media types including RealJukebox Metadata Package (RMP) files. There is a vulnerability in the way Real players validate RMP files. This flaw could be used by an attacker to download and execute arbitrary code on the user's system by creating a specially crafted RMP file.

According to RealNetworks Security Advisory, this vulnerability affects the following products:

    • RealOne Player
    • RealOne Player v2 (all language versions, all platforms)
    • RealOne Enterprise Desktop or RealPlayer Enterprise (all versions, standalone and as configured by the RealOne Desktop Manager or RealPlayer Enterprise Manager)


An attacker could download and execute arbitrary code on a user's system.



For instructions on upgrading, please refer to RealNetworks Security Advisory.

Vendor Information


RealNetworks Affected

Updated:  February 06, 2004



Vendor Statement

We have not received a statement from the vendor.

Vendor Information

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


Please see RealNetworks Security Advisory.

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Thanks to RealNetworks and Secunia for information contained in their security advisories.

This document was written by Damon Morda.

Other Information

CVE IDs: None
Severity Metric: 11.07
Date Public: 2004-02-05
Date First Published: 2004-02-06
Date Last Updated: 2004-02-06 17:56 UTC
Document Revision: 24

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