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eEye Advisory - EEYEB-200505 - RealPlayer AVI Processing Overflow
Jun 23 2005 06:46PM
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RealPlayer vidplin.dll AVI Processing Heap Overflow
June 23, 2005
May 4, 2005
Patch Development Time (In Days): 36
High (Code Execution)
For Microsoft Windows
RealPlayer 10.5 (188.8.131.520-1069)
RealOne Player v2
RealOne Player v1
eEye Digital Security has discovered a critical vulnerability in
RealPlayer. The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to reliably
overwrite heap memory with arbitrary data and execute arbitrary code in
the context of the user who executed the player.
This specific flaw exists within the vidplin.dll file used by
RealPlayer. By specially crafting a malformed .avi movie file, a direct
heap overwrite is triggered, and reliable code execution is then
possible. This vulnerability can be trigger when a user views a
webpage, or opens an .avi file via email, instant messenger, or other
common file transfer programs.
When processing AVI files RealPlayer calls upon a specific DLL,
vidplin.dll, where the vulnerability lies. Realplayer relies
on a strf structure value and allocates a fixed memory space of 0x428
that can be overflowed with values greater than the fixed buffer size
causing arbitrary code to be executed.
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Blink - End-point Vulnerability Prevention - protects from this
RealNetworks has released a patch for this vulnerability.
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