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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2009-4242

Original release date: 01/25/2010
Last revised: 08/21/2010


Heap-based buffer overflow in the CGIFCodec::GetPacketBuffer function in datatype/image/gif/common/gifcodec.cpp in RealNetworks RealPlayer 10; RealPlayer 10.5 through; RealPlayer 11 11.0.0 through 11.0.4; RealPlayer Enterprise; Mac RealPlayer 10, 10.1, and 11.0; Linux RealPlayer 10; and Helix Player 10.x allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a GIF file with crafted chunk sizes that trigger improper memory allocation.


Specific affected release information can be found from RealNetworks at: http://service.real.com/realplayer/security/01192010_player/en/


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 9.3 HIGH
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: Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service

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External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20100121 ZDI-10-006: RealNetworks RealPlayer GIF Handling Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
External Source: MISC
Name: http://www.zerodayinitiative.com/advisories/ZDI-10-006/
Type: Patch Information
External Source: OSVDB
Name: 61966
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2010:0094
External Source: BID
Name: 37880
External Source: MLIST
Name: [datatype-cvs] 20080909 image/gif/common gifcodec.cpp,1.7,1.8
External Source: XF
Name: realplayer-gif-bo(55795)
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1023489
Type: Patch Information
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2010-0178
Type: Advisory; Patch Information
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10144
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://service.real.com/realplayer/security/01192010_player/en/
Type: Advisory; Patch Information
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=561436
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://helixcommunity.org/viewcvs/datatype/image/gif/common/gifcodec.cpp?view=log#rev1.8

References to Check Content

Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10144
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5

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