John Heasman of NGSSoftware has discovered a high risk vulnerability in
Versions affected include:
RealPlayer 10.5 (188.8.131.520-1235)
(Note: RealOne Player v1 & v2, RealPlayer 8 and RealPlayer Enterprise have
also been updated to resolve issues reported by other security researchers)
The flaw permits execution of arbitrary code via a malformed image contained
within a skin file. The update can be downloaded from
NGSSoftware are going to withhold details of this flaw for three months.
Full details will be published on the 11th of January 2006. This three month
window will allow users of RealPlayer 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