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Category:   Application (Multimedia)  >   RealOne (RealPlayer) Vendors:   RealNetworks
RealPlayer Buffer Overflow and Invalid Pointer Flaw Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1027893
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1027893
CVE Reference:   CVE-2012-5690, CVE-2012-5691   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Dec 17 2012
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 14.0.0 15.0.6.14
Description:   A vulnerability was 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 RealAudio file that, when loaded by the target user, will trigger an invalid pointer flaw and execute arbitrary code on the target system [CVE-2012-5690]. The code will run with the privileges of the target user. Senator of Pirates reported this vulnerability.

A remote user can create a specially crafted RealMedia file that, when loaded by the target user, will trigger a buffer overflow and execute arbitrary code on the target system [CVE-2012-5691]. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

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 (16.0.0.282).

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://service.real.com/realplayer/security/12142012_player/en/

Vendor URL:  service.real.com/realplayer/security/12142012_player/en/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error, Boundary error
Underlying OS:  Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.


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