Buffer overflow in a DLL file in RealNetworks RealPlayer 10, RealPlayer 10.5 220.127.116.110 through 18.104.22.1681, RealPlayer 11 11.0.0 through 11.0.4, RealPlayer Enterprise, Mac RealPlayer 10 and 10.1, Linux RealPlayer 10, and Helix Player 10.x allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted Internet Video Recording (IVR) file with a filename length field containing a large integer, which triggers overwrite of an arbitrary memory location with a 0x00 byte value, related to use of RealPlayer through a Windows Explorer plugin.
"It should be noted that the victim does not necessarily have to open the malicious file for exploitation to occur: the vulnerabilities lie in a DLL that is also used as a plugin for the Windows Explorer shell. A successful attack could take place by merely previewing the IVR file through Windows Explorer. "
CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
Impact Subscore: 10.0
Exploitability Subscore: 8.6
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable; Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism
Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Provides administrator access, Allows complete confidentiality, integrity, and availability violation; Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows disruption of service
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20090206 RealNetworks RealPlayer IVR File Processing Multiple Code Execute Vulnerabilities
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