RHEL 3 / 4 / 5 : RealPlayer (RHSA-2008:0812)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

RealPlayer 10.0.9 as shipped in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 Extras, 4
Extras, and 5 Supplementary, contains a security flaw and should not
be used.

This update has been rated as having critical security impact by the
Red Hat Security Response Team.

[Updated 17 September 2008] We have updated this erratum to include
packages which remove RealPlayer from Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
Extras, 4 Extras and 5 Supplementary.

RealPlayer is a media player that provides media playback locally and
via streaming.

RealPlayer 10.0.9 is vulnerable to a critical security flaw and should
no longer be used. A remote attacker could leverage this flaw to
execute arbitrary code as the user running RealPlayer. (CVE-2007-5400)

This issue is addressed in RealPlayer 11. Red Hat is unable to ship
RealPlayer 11 due to additional proprietary codecs included in that
version. Therefore, users who wish to continue to use RealPlayer
should get an update directly from www.real.com.

This update removes the RealPlayer 10.0.9 packages due to their known
security vulnerabilities.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2007-5400.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2008-0812.html

Solution :

Update the affected RealPlayer-uninstall and / or realplayer-uninstall
packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 8.1
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 40726 ()

Bugtraq ID: 30370

CVE ID: CVE-2007-5400