[ GLSA 200809-03 ] RealPlayer: Buffer overflow

From: Robert Buchholz <rbu@gentoo.org>
To: gentoo-announce@gentoo.org
Cc: bugtraq@securityfocus.com,full-disclosure@lists.grok.org.uk,security-alerts@linuxsecurity.com
Subject: [ GLSA 200809-03 ] RealPlayer: Buffer overflow
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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 200809-03
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  Severity: Normal
     Title: RealPlayer: Buffer overflow
      Date: September 04, 2008
      Bugs: #232997
        ID: 200809-03

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Synopsis
========

RealPlayer is vulnerable to a buffer overflow allowing for the
execution of arbitrary code.

Background
==========

RealPlayer is a multimedia player capable of handling multiple
multimedia file formats.

Affected packages
=================

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     Package                 /     Vulnerable     /         Unaffected
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  1  media-video/realplayer     < 11.0.0.4028-r1     >= 11.0.0.4028-r1

Description
===========

Dyon Balding of Secunia Research reported an unspecified heap-based
buffer overflow in the Shockwave Flash (SWF) frame handling.

Impact
======

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.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All RealPlayer users should upgrade to the latest version:

    # emerge --sync
    # 
emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-video/realplayer-11.0.0.4028-r1"

References
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  [ 1 ] CVE-2007-5400
        http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-5400

Availability
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This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

  http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200809-03.xml

Concerns?
=========

Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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