RealPlayer zero-day flaw exploited

Posted: October 23, 2007 in Tech

Symantec warned that attackers are actively targeting an un-patched flaw in Real Networks’ popular RealPlayer multimedia viewer to run malicious code via the victim’s Web browser.

RealPlayer is prone to a buffer-overflow vulnerability because it fails to perform adequate boundary checks of user-supplied input before copying it to an insufficiently sized memory buffer.

Symantec recommends users disable Active Scripting in Internet Explorer or set the kill bit on the associated CLSID.

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