Gentoo: RealPlayer Heap overflow vulnerability
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Gentoo RealPlayer is vulnerable to a heap overflow that could lead to remote execution of arbitrary code.
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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 200507-04
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                                            http://security.gentoo.org/
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  Severity: Normal
     Title: RealPlayer: Heap overflow vulnerability
      Date: July 06, 2005
      Bugs: #96923
        ID: 200507-04

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Synopsis
========

RealPlayer is vulnerable to a heap overflow that could lead to remote
execution of arbitrary code.

Background
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RealPlayer is a multimedia player capable of handling multiple
multimedia file formats.

Affected packages
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     Package                 /  Vulnerable  /               Unaffected
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  1  media-video/realplayer      < 10.0.5                    >= 10.0.5

Description
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RealPlayer is vulnerable to a heap overflow when opening RealMedia
files which make use of RealText.

Impact
======

By enticing a user to play a specially crafted RealMedia file an
attacker could execute arbitrary code with the permissions of the user
running the application.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All RealPlayer users should upgrade to the latest available version:

    # emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-video/realplayer-10.0.5"

References
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  [ 1 ] RealNetworks Security Advisory
        http://service.real.com/help/faq/security/050623_player/EN/
  [ 2 ] CAN-2005-1766
        http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2005-1766

Availability
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This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

  http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200507-04.xml

Concerns?
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Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2005 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0