RealPlayer PNG Deflate Algorithm Heap Corruption Arbitrary Code Execution

High Nessus Plugin ID 11496


The remote Windows application is affected by a heap corruption vulnerability.


According to its build number, the installed version of RealPlayer / RealOne Player / RealPlayer Enterprise for Windows has a flaw in the remote version that may allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code on the remote host, with the privileges of the user running RealPlayer.

To do so, an attacker would need to send a corrupted PNG file to a remote user and have him open it using RealPlayer.


Upgrade according to the vendor advisories referenced above.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 11496

File Name: realplayer_png_heap_corruption.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.16 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2003/03/28

Modified: 2011/04/13

Dependencies: 20183

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 6.9

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:realnetworks:realplayer

Required KB Items: SMB/RealPlayer/Product, SMB/RealPlayer/Build

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2003/03/28

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2003-0141

BID: 7177

OSVDB: 11768