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Research > Zero-Day Tracker > 20110321

RealPlayer IVR File Remote Code Execution

Date Disclosed:
3/21/2011

Date Patched:
04.12.2011

Vendor:
RealNetworks

Affected Software:
RealPlayer 14.0.2.633 and earlier.

Description:
RealPlayer contains a heap overflow vulnerability in rvrender.dll when handling IVR files. Successful exploitation could allow remote execution of arbitrary code.

Severity:
High

Code Execution:
Yes

Impact:
Client-side Remote Code Execution
This client-side vulnerability could allow an attacker to gain the ability to execute arbitrary code in the context of the current application. If the application is run as Administrator, the attacker may gain complete control of the target system.

Mitigation:
Upgrade RealPlayer to version 14.0.3 or newer.

Protection:

Links:

Status:

  • 3/21/2011 - Public Information Released
  • 4/12/2011 - Vendor Patch Released

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