Advisory Details

July 25th, 2008

RealNetworks RealPlayer Library File Deletion Stack Overflow Vulnerability

ZDI-08-046
ZDI-CAN-231

CVE ID CVE-2008-3066
CVSS SCORE
AFFECTED VENDORS RealNetworks
AFFECTED PRODUCTS RealPlayer
TIPPINGPOINT™ IPS CUSTOMER PROTECTION TippingPoint IPS customers are protected against this vulnerability by Digital Vaccine protection filter ID 5734. For further product information on the TippingPoint IPS: http://www.tippingpoint.com
VULNERABILITY DETAILS

This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on systems with vulnerable installations of the RealNetworks RealPlayer. User interaction is required to exploit this vulnerability in that the target must visit a malicious page or open a malicious file.

The specific flaw exists in RealPlayer's rjbdll.dll module when handling the deletion of media library files. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability using an ActiveX control {FDC7A535-4070-4B92-A0EA-D9994BCC0DC5} to import a vulnerable file into the user's media library. Upon deletion of this file, an exploitable stack based buffer overflow can be triggered.

VENDOR RESPONSE RealNetworks has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at:
http://service.real.com/realplayer/security/07252008_player/en/
DISCLOSURE TIMELINE
  • 2007-11-02 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
  • 2008-07-25 - Coordinated public release of advisory
CREDIT Anonymous
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