GLSA-200603-24 : RealPlayer: Buffer overflow vulnerability

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200603-24
(RealPlayer: Buffer overflow vulnerability)

RealPlayer is vulnerable to a buffer overflow when processing
malicious SWF files.

Impact :

By enticing a user to open a specially crafted SWF file an
attacker could execute arbitrary code with the permissions of the user
running the application.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

http://service.real.com/realplayer/security/03162006_player/en/
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200603-24.xml

Solution :

All RealPlayer users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=media-video/realplayer-10.0.7'

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 21148 (gentoo_GLSA-200603-24.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2006-0323