GLSA 200809-03 RealPlayer: Buffer overflow
Posted on: 09/04/2008 09:15 PM

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

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200809-03
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: RealPlayer: Buffer overflow
Date: September 04, 2008
Bugs: #232997
ID: 200809-03

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Synopsis
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RealPlayer is vulnerable to a buffer overflow allowing for the
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; 11.0.0.4028-r1 gt;= 11.0.0.4028-r1

Description
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Dyon Balding of Secunia Research reported an unspecified heap-based
buffer overflow in the Shockwave Flash (SWF) frame handling.

Impact
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By enticing a user to open a specially crafted SWF (Shockwave Flash)
file, a remote 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-11.0.0.4028-r1"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2007-5400
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2007-5400

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-200809-03.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 2008 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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