19696 : RealNetworks Helix Player invalid-handle Error Message Format String
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Disclosure Date
Time to Patch Time to Vendor Response Days of Exposure
35 days 10 days 1 days


<PRODUCT> contains a flaw that may allow a malicious user to <ISSUE_DESCRIPTION>. The issue is triggered when <CONDITION> occurs. It is possible that the flaw may allow <IMPACT> resulting in a loss of <confidentiality, integrity, and/or availability>. c0ntex has discovered a vulnerability in Helix Player, which potentially can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a user's system. The vulnerability is caused due to a format string error when displaying the invalid-handle error message. This may be exploited to execute arbitrary code via a specially crafted ".rp" file. The ".rt" file format may also be affected. Successful exploitation requires that the user is e.g. tricking into opening or following a link to a malicious ".rp" file. The vulnerability has been confirmed in Helix Player (gold), and affects only the Linux/Unix platforms. Other versions may also be affected.


Location: Remote / Network Access, Local / Remote, Context Dependent
Attack Type: Input Manipulation
Impact: Loss of Integrity
Exploit: Exploit Public
Disclosure: Vendor Verified


Currently, there are no known upgrades, patches, or workarounds available to correct this issue.


Unknown or Incomplete


Tools & Filters

19795 19836 19880 19881




CVSSv2 Score

CVSSv2 Base Score = 5.1
Source: nvd.nist.gov | Generated: 2005-09-28 | Disagree?

Access_vector_2 Access_complexity_0 Authentication_2 Confidentiality_impact_1 Integrity_impact_1 Availability_impact_1


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