Scientific Linux Security Update : HelixPlayer on SL4.x i386/x86_64

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Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing a security update.

Description :

Multiple buffer and integer overflow flaws were found in the way
HelixPlayer processed Graphics Interchange Format (GIF) files. An
attacker could create a specially-crafted GIF file which would cause
HelixPlayer to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code when
opened. (CVE-2009-4242, CVE-2009-4245)

A buffer overflow flaw was found in the way HelixPlayer processed
Synchronized Multimedia Integration Language (SMIL) files. An attacker
could create a specially-crafted SMIL file which would cause
HelixPlayer to crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code when
opened. (CVE-2009-4257)

A buffer overflow flaw was found in the way HelixPlayer handled the
Real Time Streaming Protocol (RTSP) SET_PARAMETER directive. A
malicious RTSP server could use this flaw to crash HelixPlayer or,
potentially, execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2009-4248)

Multiple buffer overflow flaws were discovered in the way HelixPlayer
handled RuleBook structures in media files and RTSP streams.
Specially-crafted input could cause HelixPlayer to crash or,
potentially, execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2009-4247, CVE-2010-0417)

A buffer overflow flaw was found in the way HelixPlayer performed URL
un-escaping. A specially-crafted URL string could cause HelixPlayer to
crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2010-0416)

All running instances of HelixPlayer must be restarted for this update
to take effect.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?7ac0ef0a

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)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 60729 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2009-4242
CVE-2009-4245
CVE-2009-4247
CVE-2009-4248
CVE-2009-4257
CVE-2010-0416
CVE-2010-0417