RHEL 3 / 4 : RealPlayer (RHSA-2005:523)

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Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.

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.

[Updated 05 Jul 2005] The previous package for Red Hat Enterprise
Linux 4 did not contain the proper fix for this issue. This erratum
has been updated with a replacement package that corrects this issue

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

A buffer overflow bug was found in the way RealPlayer processes SMIL
files. An attacker could create a specially crafted SMIL file that
could combine with a malicious Web server to execute arbitrary code
when the file was 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 RealPlayer are advised to upgrade to this updated
package, which contains RealPlayer 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-2005-523.html

Solution :

Update the affected RealPlayer and / or realplayer packages.

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: 18556 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-1766