Intrusion Prevention

RealNetworks.RealPlayer.URL.Parsing.Stack.Buffer.Overflow

Description

This indicates an attack attempt to exploit a Buffer Overflow vulnerability in RealNewtorks RealPlayer.
The vulnerability is due to an error when the vulnerable software handles a maliciously crafted Microsoft .url file with extension associated with RealPlayer. A remote attacker may be able to exploit this to execute arbitrary code within the context of the application, via a crafted Microsoft .url file.

Affected Products

RealNetworks RealPlayer 15.0.6.14 and prior

Impact

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

Recommended Actions

Currently we are unaware of any vendor supplied patch or updates available for this issue.

CVE References

CVE-2012-5691