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RealNetworks RealPlayer SMIL getAtom Remote Code Execution Vulnerability



ZDI-10-007: RealNetworks RealPlayer SMIL getAtom Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
ZDI-10-007: RealNetworks RealPlayer SMIL getAtom Remote Code Execution Vulnerability



ZDI-10-007: RealNetworks RealPlayer SMIL getAtom Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
http://www.zerodayinitiative.com/advisories/ZDI-10-007 
January 21, 2010

-- CVE ID:
CVE-2009-4257

-- Affected Vendors:
RealNetworks

-- Affected Products:
RealNetworks RealPlayer

-- TippingPoint(TM) IPS Customer Protection:
TippingPoint IPS customers have been protected against this
vulnerability by Digital Vaccine protection filter ID 5907. 
For further product information on the TippingPoint IPS, visit:

http://www.tippingpoint.com 

-- Vulnerability Details:
This vulnerability allows 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 smlrender.dll library responsible
for parsing SMIL files. A lack of proper string length checks can result
in the overflow of a static heap buffer. Exploitation of this overflow
can lead to arbitrary code execution under the context of the user
running the process.

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

http://service.real.com/realplayer/security/01192010_player/en/ 

-- Disclosure Timeline:
2008-02-07 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
2010-01-21 - Coordinated public release of advisory

-- Credit:
This vulnerability was discovered by:
    * Anonymous

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