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[ GLSA 200809-03 ] RealPlayer: Buffer overflow
From: Robert Buchholz <rbu () gentoo org>
Date: Thu, 4 Sep 2008 21:52:03 +0200

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

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Synopsis
========

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

Background
==========

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

Affected packages
=================

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     Package                 /     Vulnerable     /         Unaffected
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
  1  media-video/realplayer     < 11.0.0.4028-r1     >= 11.0.0.4028-r1

Description
===========

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

Impact
======

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
==========

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
==========

All RealPlayer users should upgrade to the latest version:

    # emerge --sync
    # 
emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=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
============

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?
=========

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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