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<title>RealPlayer: Buffer overflow</title>
<synopsis>
RealPlayer is vulnerable to a buffer overflow allowing for the execution of
arbitrary code.
</synopsis>
<product type="ebuild">realplayer</product>
<announced>September 04, 2008</announced>
<revised>September 04, 2008: 01</revised>
<bug>232997</bug>
<access>remote</access>
<affected>
<package name="media-video/realplayer" auto="yes" arch="*">
<unaffected range="ge">11.0.0.4028-r1</unaffected>
<vulnerable range="lt">11.0.0.4028-r1</vulnerable>
</package>
</affected>
<background>
<p>
RealPlayer is a multimedia player capable of handling multiple
multimedia file formats.
</p>
</background>
<description>
<p>
Dyon Balding of Secunia Research reported an unspecified heap-based
buffer overflow in the Shockwave Flash (SWF) frame handling.
</p>
</description>
<impact type="normal">
<p>
By enticing a user to open a specially crafted SWF (Shockwave Flash)
file, a remote attacker could be able to execute arbitrary code with
the privileges 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 version:
</p>
<code>
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose &quot;&gt;=media-video/realplayer-11.0.0.4028-r1&quot;</code>
</resolution>
<references>
<uri link="http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-5400">CVE-2007-5400</uri>
</references>
<metadata tag="submitter" timestamp="Tue, 19 Aug 2008 23:23:04 +0000">
rbu
</metadata>
<metadata tag="bugReady" timestamp="Tue, 19 Aug 2008 23:23:18 +0000">
rbu
</metadata>
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