GLSA-200709-05 : RealPlayer: Buffer overflow
High Nessus Plugin ID 26095
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200709-05 (RealPlayer: Buffer overflow)
A stack-based buffer overflow vulnerability has been reported in the SmilTimeValue::parseWallClockValue() function in smlprstime.cpp when handling HH:mm:ss.f type time formats.
By enticing a user to open a specially crafted SMIL (Synchronized Multimedia Integration Language) file, an attacker could be able to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the application.
There is no known workaround at this time.
SolutionAll RealPlayer users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=media-video/realplayer-10.0.9'