High Risk Vulnerability in RealPlayer for Windows Jun 27 2005 08:50PM
NGSSoftware Insight Security Research (nisr nextgenss com)
John Heasman of NGSSoftware has discovered a high risk vulnerability in
RealPlayer for Windows.

Versions affected include:

RealPlayer 10.5 (
RealPlayer 10
RealOne Player v2
RealOne Player v1

RealPlayer 10.5 ( is NOT affected.

The flaw permits the overwriting of a local file or execution of an ActiveX
control via a malformed MP3 file.

The patch can be downloaded from


NGSSoftware are going to withhold details of this flaw for three
months. Full details will be published on the 27th of September 2005. This
three month window will allow users of RealPlayer the time needed to apply
the patch before the details are released to the general public. This
reflects NGSSoftware's approach to responsible disclosure.

NGSSoftware Insight Security Research
+44(0)208 401 0070

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