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Category:   Application (Multimedia)  >   RealOne (RealPlayer) Vendors:   RealNetworks
RealPlayer Predictable Temporary Filename Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1025058
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1025058
CVE Reference:   CVE-2011-0694   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Feb 9 2011
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 14.0.1 and prior; RealPlayer Enterprise 2.1.4 and prior
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 specially crafted HTML that, when loaded by the target user, will exploit the predictable temporary filenames used to store references to Real Media files and use the OpenURLinPlayerBrowser() function (in CLSID FDC7A535-4070-4B92-A0EA-D9994BCC0DC5) to execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

The vendor was notified on November 15, 2010.

Eduardo reported this vulnerability via TippingPoint's Zero Day Initiative.

Impact:   A remote user can create HTML that, when loaded by the target user, will execute arbitrary code on the target user's system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (14.0.2).

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://service.real.com/realplayer/security/02082011_player/en/

Vendor URL:  service.real.com/realplayer/security/02082011_player/en/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Randomization error
Underlying OS:  Linux (Any), UNIX (macOS/OS X), Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.


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