RealPlayer HTML Processing Error Lets Remote Users Deny Service
SecurityTracker Alert ID: 1028732|
SecurityTracker URL: http://securitytracker.com/id/1028732
(Links to External Site)
Date: Jul 4 2013
Denial of service via network|
Exploit Included: Yes |
Version(s): 188.8.131.52 and prior|
A vulnerability was reported in RealPlayer. A remote user can cause denial of service conditions.|
A remote user can create a specially crafted HTML that, when loaded by the target user, will cause the target user's application to consume excessive CPU resources and/or crash.
The vendor was notified on April 23, 2013.
Akshaysinh Vaghela of Cyberoam Technologies Private Limited reported this vulnerability.
A remote user can cause denial of service conditions.|
No solution was available at the time of this entry.|
Vendor URL: www.real.com/ (Links to External Site)
|Underlying OS: Linux (Any), UNIX (macOS/OS X), Windows (Any)|
Source Message Contents
Subject: Real player resource exhaustion Vulnerability|
Real player resource exhaustion Vulnerability
Name: Akshaysinh Vaghela
Company/affiliation: Cyberoam Technologies Private Limited
Real Networks creates products and services that make it easier for people to access and enjoy digital media on the devices and platforms they choose to use.
Real Player: The first application that allows enables people to easily download online video, transfer it to a favorite device and share it with friends via Facebook and Twitter.
Product link: http://in.real.com/?mode=rp
Cyberoam Threat Research Labs discovered a Resource exhaustion Vulnerability in Real Player <= 184.108.40.206 .
2013-04-23: Vendor notification
2013-05-23: Vendor's Last Response
2013-06-03: Notification Follow-up Date
2013-00-00: Vendor Fix/Patch
2013-06-04: Public Disclosure
Ver ( <= 220.127.116.11 )
Real Networks Real Player is prone to Resource exhaustion vulnerability. When processing specially crafted HTML file, Real Player uses a value from the file to control a loop operation. Real player fails to validate the value before using it, which leads to DoS / Crash.
Caveats / Prerequisites:
The attacker needs to entice victims to perform an action in order to exploit this vulnerability.
Proof Of Concept:
POC Exploit code:
var buffer = '\x41'
for(i=0; i <= 100 ; ++i)
The security risk of the Resource exhaustion Vulnerability is estimated as High.
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