RealPlayer ActiveX (ierpplug.dll) Playlist Handling Buffer Overflow

High Nessus Plugin ID 27522


The remote Windows host contains an application that is affected by a buffer overflow vulnerability.


The version of RealPlayer installed on the remote Windows host contains signedness error in its 'MPAMedia.dll' library that can be exploited via an ActiveX control when handling playlist names to cause a stack-based buffer overflow. A remote attacker may be able to exploit this issue to execute arbitrary code subject to the user's privileges on the affected host.


Upgrade to RealPlayer 10.5 / 11 beta and apply the patch referenced in the vendor advisory above.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 27522

File Name: realplayer_playlist_handling_overflow.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.21 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 2007/10/23

Modified: 2017/10/11

Dependencies: 10456, 20183, 13855

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 7.7

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:ND

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:realnetworks:realplayer

Required KB Items: SMB/RealPlayer/Product, SMB/RealPlayer/Path, SMB/Registry/Enumerated

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Exploitable With


Core Impact

Metasploit (RealPlayer ierpplug.dll ActiveX Control Playlist Name Buffer Overflow)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-5601

BID: 26130

OSVDB: 41430

CERT: 871673

CWE: 119