GLSA 200709-05 RealPlayer: Buffer overflow
Posted on: 09/15/2007 12:40 AM

A new security update has been released for Gentoo Linux - RealPlayer: Buffer overflow. Here the announcement:

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200709-05
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: RealPlayer: Buffer overflow
Date: September 14, 2007
Bugs: #183421
ID: 200709-05

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Synopsis
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RealPlayer is vulnerable to a buffer overflow allowing for execution of
arbitrary code.

Background
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RealPlayer is a multimedia player capable of handling multiple
multimedia file formats.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 media-video/realplayer lt; 10.0.9 gt;= 10.0.9

Description
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A stack-based buffer overflow vulnerability has been reported in the
SmilTimeValue: :parseWallClockValue() function in smlprstime.cpp when
handling HH:mm:ss.f type time formats.

Impact
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By enticing a user to open a specially crafted SMIL (Synchronized
Multimedia Integration Language) file, an attacker could be able to
execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the
application.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All RealPlayer users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "gt;=media-video/realplayer-10.0.9"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2007-3410
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-3410

Availability
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This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200709-05.xml

Concerns?
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Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2007 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5



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