ZDI-07-063: RealPlayer RA Field Size File Processing Heap Oveflow Vulnerability
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- Date: Wed, 31 Oct 2007 18:14:50 -0500
ZDI-07-063: RealPlayer RA Field Size File Processing Heap Oveflow
October 25, 2007
-- CVE ID:
-- Affected Vendor:
RealNetworks RealPlayer version 10.5
-- Affected Products:
-- TippingPoint(TM) IPS Customer Protection:
TippingPoint IPS customers have been protected against this
vulnerability since April 26, 2007 by Digital Vaccine protection
filter ID 5214. For further product information on the TippingPoint IPS:
-- Vulnerability Details:
This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute code on vulnerable
installations of RealPlayer. User interaction is required in that a
user must open a malicious .ra/.ram file or visit a malicious web
The specific flaw exists during the parsing of files with improperly
defined size field in the RA header. Specifying a large unsigned value
data can trigger a heap corruption and further result in arbitrary code
execution under the context of the logged in user.
-- Vendor Response:
RealNetworks has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More
details can be found at:
-- Disclosure Timeline:
2007.02.16 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
2007.04.26 - Digital Vaccine released to TippingPoint customers
2007.10.25 - Coordinated public release of advisory
This vulnerability was discovered by an anonymous researcher.
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