RealPlayer < vidplin.dll Crafted AVI Overflow

Medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 3030


The remote host is vulnerable to a buffer overflow.


The remote Windows host has RealPlayer software installed. There is a flaw in this version of the software that would allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code. An attacker exploiting this flaw would need to be able to convince a user to download and play a malicious media file. Upon execution, a local content-parsing bug would be triggered, enabling a local heap overflow and code execution.


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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 3030

File Name: 3030.prm

Family: Web Clients

Published: 2005/06/24

Modified: 2016/01/21

Dependencies: 1735, 8314

Nessus ID: 18560

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5.4

Temporal Score: 4

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

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


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.4


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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:realnetworks:realplayer

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-1766

BID: 13530, 14048, 14073