RHEL 3 : RealPlayer (RHSA-2005:394)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 18111


The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.


An updated RealPlayer package that fixes a buffer overflow issue is now available.

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

RealPlayer is a media player providing solid media playback locally and via streaming. It plays RealAudio, RealVideo, MP3, 3GPP Video, Flash, SMIL 2.0, JPEG, GIF, PNG, RealPix and RealText and more.

A buffer overflow bug was found in the way RealPlayer processes RAM files. An attacker could create a specially crafted RAM file which could execute arbitrary code when opened by a user. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2005-0755 to this issue.

All users of RealPlayer are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which contains RealPlayer version 10.0.4 and is not vulnerable to this issue.


Update the affected realplayer package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 18111

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2005-394.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.14 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2005/04/21

Modified: 2017/02/23

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5.1

Temporal Score: 4.2

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:ND

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:realplayer, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:3

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2005/04/20

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2005/04/20

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-0755

OSVDB: 15710

RHSA: 2005:394