GLSA-200510-07 : RealPlayer, Helix Player: Format string vulnerability

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200510-07
(RealPlayer, Helix Player: Format string vulnerability)

'c0ntex' reported that RealPlayer and Helix Player suffer from a heap
overflow.

Impact :

By enticing a user to play a specially crafted realpix (.rp) or
realtext (.rt) file, an attacker could execute arbitrary code with the
permissions of the user running the application.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200510-07.xml

Solution :

All RealPlayer users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=media-video/realplayer-10.0.6'
Note to Helix Player users: There is currently no stable secure Helix
Player package. Affected users should remove the package until an
updated Helix Player package is released.

Risk factor :

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

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 19977 (gentoo_GLSA-200510-07.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-2710