RHEL 4 : HelixPlayer (RHSA-2005:517)

This script is Copyright (C) 2005-2014 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
issue.

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 :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2005-1766.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2005-517.html

Solution :

Update the affected HelixPlayer package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.1
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 18555 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-1766