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Real Networks RealJukebox2 vulnerable to arbitrary code execution via crafted skin file

Vulnerability Note VU#843667

Original Release Date: 2002-07-16 | Last Revised: 2002-07-22


RealNetwork's RealJukebox and RealONE Gold players are media applications that permit users to stream audio and video from local and internet sources. A vulnerability exists in the applications that could permit the execution of arbitrary code by a remote attacker.


RealJukebox and RealONE Gold contain a remotely exploitable buffer overflow vulnerability in the code that processes skin files. Skins permit users to customize the appearance of the player. This vulnerability can be triggered by the opening of a specially crafted skin file, or any document that has a skin file embedded in it. Examples of documents that could have skin files embedded are HTML formatted web pages, and email messages.

According to the advisory released by RealNetworks, the following versions are vulnerable:

RealOne Player Gold US for Windows

RealJukebox2 version 379 Japanese and version 340 US for Microsoft Windows

RealJukebox 2 Plus version 379 Japanese and version 340 US for Microsoft Windows


A remote attacker can execute arbitrary code on the system with the privileges of the current user.


RealNetworks has released a security advisory with patches to address this issue.

Vendor Information


RealNetworks Affected

Updated:  July 15, 2002



Vendor Statement


Vendor Information

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


The CERT/CC has no additional comments at this time.

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Our thanks to RealNetworks their analysis and reporting of this vulnerability.

This document was written by Jason A Rafail & Ian A. Finlay.

Other Information

CVE IDs: CVE-2002-1015
Severity Metric: 36.34
Date Public: 2002-07-10
Date First Published: 2002-07-16
Date Last Updated: 2002-07-22 14:13 UTC
Document Revision: 19

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