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Category:   Application (Multimedia)  >   RealOne (RealPlayer) Vendors:   RealNetworks
RealPlayer Bugs Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1027076
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2012-1904, CVE-2012-2406, CVE-2012-2411   (Links to External Site)
Date:  May 18 2012
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): and prior versions
Description:   Several vulnerabilities were reported in RealPlayer. A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system.

A remote user can create a specially crafted file that, when loaded by the target user, will trigger a buffer overflow or memory corruption error and execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

A specially crafted MP4 file can trigger a memory corruption error [CVE-2012-1904]. Craig Young of nCircle reported this vulnerability.

An ASMRuleBook parsing flaw can trigger code execution [CVE-2012-2406]. Tom Gallagher reported this vulnerability via Beyond Security's SecuriTeam Secure Disclosure.

A buffer overflw in the RealJukebox media parser can cause code execution [CVE-2012-2411]. Sebastian Apelt reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can create a file that, when loaded by the target user, will execute arbitrary code on the target user's system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (

The vendor's advisory is available at:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error, Boundary error
Underlying OS:  Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.

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