RealPlayer Skin File Handling Buffer Overflow

Medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 2381


The remote host is vulnerable to a buffer overflow.


The remote host is running a version of RealPlayer which is vulnerable to an overflow via a malformed skin file. As skin files are downloaded, typically, without any sort of warning or prompt to the user, the remote attacker need only create a website with a malformed skins file and entice the user to visit the site.


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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 2381

File Name: 2381.prm

Family: Web Clients

Published: 2004/11/02

Modified: 2016/01/21

Dependencies: 1735, 8314

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5.1

Temporal Score: 5.6

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

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


Base Score: 5.6

Temporal Score: 5.2


Temporal Vector: CVSS3#E:F/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:realnetworks:realplayer

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-1094

BID: 11555

OSVDB: 19906