RealOne Player Input Validation Flaw Permits Remote Script Execution
SecurityTracker Alert ID: 1008647|
SecurityTracker URL: http://securitytracker.com/id/1008647
(Links to External Site)
Date: Jan 8 2004
Disclosure of user information, Execution of arbitrary code via network, Modification of user information|
Exploit Included: Yes |
Version(s): 2.0, Build 126.96.36.1998|
An input validation vulnerability was reported in RealOne. A remote user can execute scripting code in the local computer security zone.|
According the report, a statement in the following format can trigger the flaw:
The code can be executed in the security zone of last page that was loaded, the report said.
A demonstration exploit is available at:
A remote user can create HTML that, when loaded by a target user, will execute a malicious SMI file to run malicious scripting code. The code can, for example, modify files on the target system.|
No solution was available at the time of this entry.|
Vendor URL: www.real.com/ (Links to External Site)
Input validation error|
|Underlying OS: Windows (Any)|
Source Message Contents
Subject: RealNetworks fails to address Cross-Site Scripting in RealOne Player|
RealNetworks fails to address Cross-Site Scripting in RealOne Player
Title: RealNetworks fails to address Cross-Site Scripting in RealOne
Date: Tuesday, January 06, 2004
Software: RealOne Player
Author: Arman Nayyeri, arman-n[at]Phreaker[dot]net
The security update August 19 ,2003 fails to address the Cross-Site
scripting vulnerability that has been founded later in .SMI file in
protocol and I wonder that how this simple vulnerability exists in
realone, but when I search the web I see that this vulnerability has
already been discovered. So I download the latest version of realone
and work on it, and after an hour, I have an exploit that works perfect
in the new realone player.
I don't know how RealNetworks say:
"all security vulnerabilities are taken very seriously by RealNetworks"
I'm waiting for the next patch to come and have some fun!
I don't want to annoy realnetworks but it's funny that their
vulnerabilities will never exploited and used for attacks, because
RealNetworks keep sayin':
"While we have not received reports of anyone actually being attacked
with this exploit"
so,I recommend attack with my exploit (AT YOUR OWN RISK!) to your friend
and say to he/she to report this attack to realnetworks to see what
realnetworks will write!
ok, back to business;
the security zone of last page that you loaded into it, that can be
"My Computer" or "Local Intranet" zone too.
I use RealNetworks firstrun.smi as a template for my work and use jelmer's
adodb.stream for executing of exe file! as easy as this!
but there is so much problems for me to make the exploit to work!
1.we can't use """ and "<" and ">" because of SMI file TAGs
2.in URL all spaces become %20 and prevent script to be executed correctly
3.in URL all "/"s become "\"s
and translate all of the above bad characters to "\u[unicode]",
and also our URL that contains jscode must be less that 512(almost) bytes.
this is the exploit that I provided (harmless .exe):
and also there is a zip file that contains the SMI file, if you want to
know what code is in .SMI!
and also this exploit will work even if active scripting is disabled!
and sorry for my bad english!
Exploit Tested On
RealOne Player (win32)
And also work on
RealOne Player (win32)
"I am pretty sure there are still some *very serious* issues out there
with a few leading apps, like
and probably icq"
as you can see, realplayer is one of them!
next one, likely winamp!(5.0 with many new capabilities!WOW!)
Do I discover more vulnerabilities?
[STILL] YOU AIN'T SEEN NOTHING YET!
Arman Nayyeri is not responsible for the misuse of the information
provided in this advisory. The opinions expressed are my own and not of
any company. In no event shall the author be liable for any damages
whatsoever arising out of or in connection with the use or spread of this
advisory. Any use of the information is at the user's own risk.
MCP, MCSA 2000, MCSE 2000