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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2009-4242

Heap-based buffer overflow in the CGIFCodec::GetPacketBuffer function in datatype/image/gif/common/gifcodec.cpp in RealNetworks RealPlayer 10; RealPlayer 10.5 through; RealPlayer 11 11.0.0 through 11.0.4; RealPlayer Enterprise; Mac RealPlayer 10, 10.1, and 11.0; Linux RealPlayer 10; and Helix Player 10.x allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a GIF file with crafted chunk sizes that trigger improper memory allocation.
Publish Date : 2010-01-25 Last Update Date : 2017-09-18
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
Confidentiality Impact Complete (There is total information disclosure, resulting in all system files being revealed.)
Integrity Impact Complete (There is a total compromise of system integrity. There is a complete loss of system protection, resulting in the entire system being compromised.)
Availability Impact Complete (There is a total shutdown of the affected resource. The attacker can render the resource completely unavailable.)
Access Complexity Medium (The access conditions are somewhat specialized. Some preconditions must be satistified to exploit)
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s) Execute CodeOverflow
CWE ID 119

- Additional Vendor Supplied Data

Vendor Impact CVSS Score CVSS Vector Report Date Publish Date
Redhat critical
AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P 2010-01-19 2008-09-10
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- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
Heap-based buffer overflow in the CGIFCodec::GetPacketBuffer function in datatype/image/gif/common/gifcodec.cpp in RealN... oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10144 unix
RHSA-2010:0094: HelixPlayer security update (Critical) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20100094 unix
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- Products Affected By CVE-2009-4242

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Realnetworks Helix Player 10.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application Realnetworks Helix Player 11.0.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 Application Realnetworks Helix Player 11.0.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 Application Realnetworks Realplayer 10.0 Linux Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 Application Realnetworks Realplayer 10.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 Application Realnetworks Realplayer 10.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 Application Realnetworks Realplayer 10.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 Application Realnetworks Realplayer 11.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 Application Realnetworks Realplayer 11.0.0 Linux Version Details Vulnerabilities
10 Application Realnetworks Realplayer 11.0.1 Linux Version Details Vulnerabilities
11 Application Realnetworks Realplayer 11.0.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
12 Application Realnetworks Realplayer 11.0.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
13 Application Realnetworks Realplayer 11.0.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
14 Application Realnetworks Realplayer 11.0.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
15 Application Realnetworks Realplayer 11.0.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
16 Application Realnetworks Realplayer Enterprise Version Details Vulnerabilities
17 Application Realnetworks Realplayer Sp 1.0.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
18 Application Realnetworks Realplayer Sp 1.0.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Realnetworks Helix Player 3
Realnetworks Realplayer 12
Realnetworks Realplayer Enterprise 1
Realnetworks Realplayer Sp 2

- References For CVE-2009-4242 CONFIRM CONFIRM
XF realplayer-gif-bo(55795)
VUPEN ADV-2010-0178
BID 37880 Multiple RealNetworks Products Multiple Remote Vulnerabilities Release Date:2010-07-13
BUGTRAQ 20100121 ZDI-10-006: RealNetworks RealPlayer GIF Handling Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
REDHAT RHSA-2010:0094
MLIST [datatype-cvs] 20080909 image/gif/common gifcodec.cpp,1.7,1.8

- Vulnerability Conditions

Vulnerability is valid if product versions listed below are used TOGETHER WITH(AND)
Vulnerability is valid if product versions listed below are used TOGETHER WITH(AND)

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2009-4242

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