The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.
An updated RealPlayer package that fixes a buffer overflow issue is
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 :
Update the affected RealPlayer and / or realplayer packages.
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.1