RHEL 4 : HelixPlayer (RHSA-2005:517)

This script is Copyright (C) 2005-2015 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.

Description :

An updated HelixPlayer 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.

HelixPlayer is a media player.

A buffer overflow bug was found in the way HelixPlayer processes SMIL
files. An attacker could create a specially crafted SMIL file, which
when combined with a malicious web server, could execute arbitrary
code when opened by a user. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures
project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2005-1766 to this

All users of HelixPlayer are advised to upgrade to this updated
package, which contains HelixPlayer version 10.0.5 and is not
vulnerable to this issue.

See also :


Solution :

Update the affected HelixPlayer package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.1
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.4
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 18555 ()

Bugtraq ID: 14048

CVE ID: CVE-2005-1766

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