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<title>RealPlayer: Heap overflow vulnerability</title>
<synopsis>
RealPlayer is vulnerable to a heap overflow that could lead to remote
execution of arbitrary code.
</synopsis>
<product type="ebuild">realplayer</product>
<announced>July 06, 2005</announced>
<revised>July 06, 2005: 01</revised>
<bug>96923</bug>
<access>remote</access>
<affected>
<package name="media-video/realplayer" auto="yes" arch="*">
<unaffected range="ge">10.0.5</unaffected>
<vulnerable range="lt">10.0.5</vulnerable>
</package>
</affected>
<background>
<p>
RealPlayer is a multimedia player capable of handling multiple
multimedia file formats.
</p>
</background>
<description>
<p>
RealPlayer is vulnerable to a heap overflow when opening RealMedia
files which make use of RealText.
</p>
</description>
<impact type="normal">
<p>
By enticing a user to play a specially crafted RealMedia file an
attacker could execute arbitrary code with the permissions of the user
running the application.
</p>
</impact>
<workaround>
<p>
There is no known workaround at this time.
</p>
</workaround>
<resolution>
<p>
All RealPlayer users should upgrade to the latest available
version:
</p>
<code>
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose &quot;&gt;=media-video/realplayer-10.0.5&quot;</code>
</resolution>
<references>
<uri link="http://service.real.com/help/faq/security/050623_player/EN/">RealNetworks Security Advisory</uri>
<uri link="http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2005-1766">CAN-2005-1766</uri>
</references>
<metadata tag="requester" timestamp="Sun, 26 Jun 2005 18:08:55 +0000">
koon
</metadata>
<metadata tag="submitter" timestamp="Sun, 26 Jun 2005 18:38:32 +0000">
DerCorny
</metadata>
<metadata tag="bugReady" timestamp="Wed, 06 Jul 2005 12:36:44 +0000">
koon
</metadata>
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