Intrusion Prevention

Real.RealPlayer.Vidplin.DLL.File.Parsing.Buffer.Overflow

Description

This indicates an attack attempt against a buffer overflow vulnerability in Real Networks RealPlayer.
This issue is caused by an error in vidplin.dll when handling a malformed "AVI" file. It may allow remote attackers to execute arbitrary code by sending a crafted "AVI" file.

Affected Products

RealNetworks RealPlayer 11.0 through 11.1 and 14.0.x before 14.0.2
RealPlayer SP 1.0 through 1.1.5

Impact

System Compromise: Remote attackers can gain control of vulnerable systems.

Recommended Actions

Refer to the vendor web site for suggested workaround.
http://service.real.com/realplayer/security/01272011_player/en/

CVE References

CVE-2010-4393