Executive Summary

Title Real Media Player filename handler stack buffer overflow vulnerability
Name VU#246524 First vendor Publication 2013-08-26
Vendor VU-CERT Last vendor Modification 2013-08-26
Severity (Vendor) N/A Revision M

Security-Database Scoring CVSS v3

Cvss vector : N/A
Overall CVSS Score NA
Base Score NA Environmental Score NA
impact SubScore NA Temporal Score NA
Exploitabality Sub Score NA
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Security-Database Scoring CVSS v2

Cvss vector : (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Cvss Base Score 9.3 Attack Range Network
Cvss Impact Score 10 Attack Complexity Medium
Cvss Expoit Score 8.6 Authentication None Required
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Vulnerability Note VU#246524

Real Media Player filename handler stack buffer overflow vulnerability

Original Release date: 26 Aug 2013 | Last revised: 26 Aug 2013


Real Media Player fails to parse filenames correctly, which may allow a remote, unauthenticated attacker to execute arbitrary code in the context of the logged in user.


CWE-121: Stack-based Buffer Overflow - CVE-2013-4973

Real Media Player versions prior to version are vulnerable to a stack buffer overflow when provided with a specially crafted .rmp file. When executed, it may allow a remote unauthenticated attacker to run arbitrary code in the context of the logged in user.


A remote unauthenticated attacker may obtain sensitive information, cause a denial of service condition, or execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the application..


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RealNetworks has provided an update to this application, RealPlayer Users are advised to apply the update.

Vendor Information (Learn More)

VendorStatusDate NotifiedDate Updated
RealNetworks, Inc.Affected07 Feb 201326 Aug 2013
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  • http://service.real.com/realplayer/security/en/
  • http://cwe.mitre.org/data/definitions/121.html


Thanks to hamburgers maccoy for reporting this vulnerability.

This document was written by Chris King.

Other Information

  • CVE IDs:CVE-2013-4973
  • Date Public:23 Aug 2013
  • Date First Published:26 Aug 2013
  • Date Last Updated:26 Aug 2013
  • Document Revision:23


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Original Source

Url : http://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/id/246524

CWE : Common Weakness Enumeration

% Id Name
100 % CWE-119 Failure to Constrain Operations within the Bounds of a Memory Buffer

CPE : Common Platform Enumeration

Application 139
Application 10

Information Assurance Vulnerability Management (IAVM)

Date Description
2013-08-29 IAVM : 2013-A-0166 - Multiple Security Vulnerabilities in RealNetworks RealPlayer
Severity : Category II - VMSKEY : V0040163

Nessus® Vulnerability Scanner

Date Description
2013-08-28 Name : A multimedia application on the remote Windows host is affected by multiple v...
File : realplayer_16_0_3_51.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO

Alert History

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Date Informations
2014-02-17 12:07:39
  • Multiple Updates
2013-08-29 13:27:21
  • Multiple Updates
2013-08-27 13:23:37
  • Multiple Updates
2013-08-26 17:19:13
  • First insertion