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RealPlayer RealMedia Data Handling Heap Overflow

RealPlayer RealMedia Data Handling Heap Overflow
Posted Dec 14, 2010
Authored by Chaouki Bekrar, VUPEN | Site vupen.com

VUPEN Vulnerability Research Team discovered three critical vulnerabilities in RealPlayer. These vulnerabilities are caused by heap overflow errors when handling malformed RealMedia data, which could be exploited by remote attackers to execute arbitrary code by tricking a user into visiting a specially crafted web page.

tags | advisory, remote, web, overflow, arbitrary, vulnerability
SHA-256 | 3e744f583f0bb3a9b86c94fa386cfddbd0421f8807c4245fdcff1e5cb69a4a8b

RealPlayer RealMedia Data Handling Heap Overflow

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VUPEN Security Research - RealPlayer RealMedia Data Handling Heap Overflow 
Vulnerabilities (VUPEN-SR-2010-28, VUPEN-SR-2010-29, VUPEN-SR-2010-30)

http://www.vupen.com/english/research.php


I. BACKGROUND
---------------------

"RealPlayer is a media player available to play, manage and download all
your mp3,
flash and video files" from real.com


II. DESCRIPTION
---------------------

VUPEN Vulnerability Research Team discovered three critical vulnerabilities
in RealPlayer.

These vulnerabilities are caused by heap overflow errors when handling
malformed
RealMedia data, which could be exploited by remote attackers to execute
arbitrary
code by tricking a user into visiting a specially crafted web page.


III. AFFECTED PRODUCTS
---------------------------

RealPlayer 11.0 - 11.1
RealPlayer SP 1.0 - 1.0.1
RealPlayer SP 1.0.2 - 1.1.1
RealPlayer SP 1.1.2 - 1.1.4
RealPlayer Enterprise 2.1.2
Linux RealPlayer 11.0.2.1744


IV. Binary Analysis & Exploits/PoCs
---------------------------------------

In-depth binary analysis of the vulnerabilities and code execution exploits
or proof-of-concept are available through the VUPEN Binary Analysis &
Exploits
Service :

http://www.vupen.com/english/services/ba-index.php


V. VUPEN Threat Protection Program
-----------------------------------

Organizations and corporations which are members of the VUPEN Threat
Protection Program (TPP) have been alerted about the vulnerability when it
was discovered by VUPEN, and have received a detailed detection guidance
to proactively protect national and critical infrastructures against
potential attacks exploiting this vulnerability:

http://www.vupen.com/english/services/tpp-index.php


VI. SOLUTION
----------------

Upgrade to fixed versions :
http://service.real.com/realplayer/security/12102010_player/en/


VII. CREDIT
--------------

These vulnerabilities were discovered by Chaouki Bekrar of VUPEN Security


VIII. ABOUT VUPEN Security
---------------------------

VUPEN is a leading IT security research company providing vulnerability
management and security intelligence solutions which enable enterprises
and institutions to eliminate vulnerabilities before they can be exploited,
ensure security policy compliance and meaningfully measure and manage risks.

Governmental and federal agencies, and global enterprises in the financial
services, insurance, manufacturing and technology industries rely on VUPEN
to improve their security, prioritize resources, cut time and costs, and
stay ahead of the latest threats.

* VUPEN Vulnerability Notification Service (VNS) :
http://www.vupen.com/english/services/vns-index.php

* VUPEN Binary Analysis & Exploits Service (BAE) :
http://www.vupen.com/english/services/ba-index.php

* VUPEN Threat Protection Program for Govs (TPP) :
http://www.vupen.com/english/services/tpp-index.php

* VUPEN Web Application Security Scanner (WASS) :
http://www.vupen.com/english/services/wass-index.php


IX. REFERENCES
----------------------

http://www.vupen.com/english/research-vuln.php
http://service.real.com/realplayer/security/12102010_player/en/


X. DISCLOSURE TIMELINE
-----------------------------

2010-02-25 - Vendor notified
2010-12-05 - Status update received
2010-12-10 - Coordinated disclosure

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