RHEL 4 : HelixPlayer (RHSA-2005:788)

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Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.

Description :

An updated HelixPlayer package that fixes a string format 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 format string bug was discovered in the way HelixPlayer processes
RealPix (.rp) files. It is possible for a malformed RealPix file to
execute arbitrary code as the user running HelixPlayer. The Common
Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the
name CVE-2005-2710 to this issue.

All users of HelixPlayer are advised to upgrade to this updated
package, which contains HelixPlayer version 10.0.6 and is not
vulnerable to this issue.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2005-2629.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2005-2710.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2005-2922.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2005-788.html

Solution :

Update the affected HelixPlayer package.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 19836 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-2629
CVE-2005-2710
CVE-2005-2922