GLSA-200504-21 : RealPlayer, Helix Player: Buffer overflow vulnerability

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200504-21
(RealPlayer, Helix Player: Buffer overflow vulnerability)

Piotr Bania has discovered a buffer overflow vulnerability in
RealPlayer and Helix Player when processing malicious RAM files.

Impact :

By enticing a user to play a specially crafted RAM 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 :

Solution :

All RealPlayer users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=media-video/realplayer-10.0.4'
All Helix Player users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=media-video/helixplayer-1.0.4'

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.1
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.2
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 18121 (gentoo_GLSA-200504-21.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-0755

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