RealNetworks RealPlayer SIPR Codec Remote Code Execution VulnerabilityZDI-10-008: January 21st, 2010
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This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute code on vulnerable installations of RealNetworks RealPlayer. User interaction is required in that a user must open a malicious file or visit a malicious web site.
The specific flaw exists during the parsing of SIPR codec fields. Specifying a small length value can trigger an undersized heap allocation. This buffer can then subsequently be overflowed. This vulnerability can result in arbitrary code execution under the context of the currently logged in user.
Vendor ResponseRealNetworks has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at:
2008-05-12 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
2010-01-21 - Coordinated public release of advisory
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