Oracle Linux 4 : HelixPlayer (ELSA-2007-0605)

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Synopsis :

The remote Oracle Linux host is missing a security update.

Description :

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2007:0605 :

An updated HelixPlayer package that fixes a buffer overflow flaw 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 buffer overflow flaw was found in the way HelixPlayer processed
Synchronized Multimedia Integration Language (SMIL) files. It was
possible for a malformed SMIL file to execute arbitrary code with the
permissions of the user running HelixPlayer. (CVE-2007-3410)

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

See also :

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2007-June/000254.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)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Oracle Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 67538 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2007-3410