Advisory Details

October 31st, 2007

RealNetworks RealPlayer PLS File Memory Corruption Vulnerability

ZDI-07-062
ZDI-CAN-148

CVE ID CVE-2007-4599
CVSS SCORE
AFFECTED VENDORS RealNetworks
AFFECTED PRODUCTS RealPlayer
TREND MICRO CUSTOMER PROTECTION Trend Micro TippingPoint IPS customers are protected against this vulnerability by Digital Vaccine protection filter ID 5212. For further product information on the TippingPoint IPS: http://www.tippingpoint.com
VULNERABILITY DETAILS

This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute code on vulnerable installations of RealPlayer. User interaction is required in that a user must open a malicious .pls file or visit a malicious web site.

The specific flaw exists during the parsing of corrupted playlist files. Malicious corruption causes RealPlayer to call into a static heap address which can be leveraged by an attacker resulting in arbitrary code execution under the context of the logged in user.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS RealNetworks has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at:
http://service.real.com/realplayer/security/10252007_player/en/
DISCLOSURE TIMELINE
  • 2007-03-09 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
  • 2007-10-31 - Coordinated public release of advisory
CREDIT Anonymous
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