[VulnWatch] RealOne Player / Real .WAV Heap Overflow File Format Vulnerability

From: Mark Litchfield (mark@private)
Date: Wed Mar 02 2005 - 03:19:41 PST

Mark Litchfield of NGSSoftware has discovered a high risk Heap Overflow
vulnerability in the .WAV file format when being opened by either of the
following products:

RealPlayer 10.5 ( and below)
RealPlayer 10 
RealOne Player V2 
RealOne Player V1 
RealPlayer 8 
RealPlayer Enterprise 

RealPlayer 10 ( and below)
Helix Player

This issue has been resolved in the latest version as detailed at :


It can be downloaded from:


Or alternatively select Tools / Check For Update from within the media

NGSSoftware are going to withhold details of this flaw for three months.
Full details 
will be published on the 1st of June 2005. This three month window will
allow users of 
the above Real products the time needed to apply the patch before the
details are released to the general 
public. This reflects NGSSoftware's approach to responsible disclosure.

NGSSoftware Insight Security Research
+44(0)208 401 0070

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