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ZDI-07-062: RealNetworks RealPlayer PLS File Memory Corruption Vulnerability
Oct 31 2007 11:14PM
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ZDI-07-062: RealNetworks RealPlayer PLS File Memory Corruption
October 25, 2007
-- CVE ID:
-- Affected Vendor:
-- Affected Products:
RealNetworks RealPlayer version 10.5
-- TippingPoint(TM) IPS Customer Protection:
TippingPoint IPS customers have been protected against this
vulnerability since April 26, 2007 by Digital Vaccine protection
filter ID 5212. 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 .pls file or visit a malicious web site.
The specific flaw exists during the parsing of corrupted playlist
files. Malicious corruption causes RealPlayer to call into a static
heap address which can be leveraged by an attacker resulting 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:
2007.03.09 - 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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