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ZDI-12-086 : RealNetworks RealPlayer rvrender RMFF Flags Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
From: ZDI Disclosures <zdi-disclosures () tippingpoint com>
Date: Thu, 7 Jun 2012 00:07:57 +0100

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ZDI-12-086 : RealNetworks RealPlayer rvrender RMFF Flags Remote Code
Execution Vulnerability
June  6, 2012

- -- CVE ID:


- -- CVSS:

7.5, AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

- -- Affected Vendors:


- -- Affected Products:

RealNetworks RealPlayer

- -- Vulnerability Details:

This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on
vulnerable installations of 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 within the rvrender module. When parsing an IVR
file, the code within this module does not account for a negative value for
the "RMFF 1.0 Flags" element within the input data. By providing a
specially crafted file an attacker is able to achieve a program state that
results in a function pointer value being retrieved from file data and
subsequently called. This vulnerability can be leveraged to execute code
under the context of the user running the application.

- -- Vendor Response:

RealNetworks has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More
details can be found at:


- -- Disclosure Timeline:

2011-10-21 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
2012-06-06 - Coordinated public release of advisory

- -- Credit:

This vulnerability was discovered by:

* Luigi Auriemma

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