RHEL 3 : RealPlayer (RHSA-2005:394)

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Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.

Description :

An updated RealPlayer package that fixes a buffer overflow issue is
now available.

This update has been rated as having critical security impact by the
Red Hat Security Response Team.

RealPlayer is a media player providing solid media playback locally
and via streaming. It plays RealAudio, RealVideo, MP3, 3GPP Video,
Flash, SMIL 2.0, JPEG, GIF, PNG, RealPix and RealText and more.

A buffer overflow bug was found in the way RealPlayer processes RAM
files. An attacker could create a specially crafted RAM file which
could execute arbitrary code when opened by a user. The Common
Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the
name CVE-2005-0755 to this issue.

All users of RealPlayer are advised to upgrade to this updated
package, which contains RealPlayer version 10.0.4 and is not
vulnerable to this issue.

See also :


Solution :

Update the affected realplayer package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.1

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 18111 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-0755