[VulnWatch] [EEYEB-20050701] - RealPlayer Zipped Skin File Buffer Overflow II

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Date: 11/10/05

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    RealPlayer Zipped Skin File Buffer Overflow II

    Release Date:
    November 10, 2005

    Date Reported:
    June 26, 2005

    Severity:
    High (Code Execution)

    Vendor:
    RealNetworks

    Systems Affected:
    Windows:
    RealPlayer 10.5 (6.0.12.1040-1235)
    RealPlayer 10
    RealOne Player v2
    RealOne Player v1
    RealPlayer 8

    Overview:
    eEye Digital Security has discovered a vulnerability in RealPlayer that
    allows a remote attacker to reliably overwrite the heap with arbitrary
    data and execute arbitrary code in the context of the user under which
    the player is running.

    Technical Details:
    A RealPlayer skin file (.rjs extension) can be downloaded and applied
    automatically through a web browser without the user's permission. A
    skin file is a bundle of graphics and a .ini file, stored together in
    ZIP format. DUNZIP32.DLL, which is included with RealPlayer, is used to
    extract the contents of the skin file. When RealPlayer processes a zip
    file, it will allocate the field of the file but when it is copied it
    will rely on real unzip content to copy. So an attacker can zip one file
    that has hostile data and create a rjs file. We can change the file
    length field of rjs file so when it process this zip file it will cause
    a heap overflow.

    Protection:
    Retina Network Security Scanner has been updated to identify this
    vulnerability.

    Vendor Status:
    RealNetworks has released a patch for this vulnerability. The patch is
    available via the "Check for Update" menu item under Tools on the
    RealPlayer menu bar or from http://service.real.com/realplayer/security/

    Credit:
    Fang Xing

    Related Links:
    This vulnerability has been assigned the following ID numbers;

    EEYEB-20050701
    OSVDB ID: 18827
    CVE ID: CAN-2005-2630

    Greetings:
    Thanks to Karl Lynn and the eeye guys for helping me analyze and write
    the advisory, greets to xfocus and venus-tech lab guys.

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