RHEL 3 : RealPlayer (RHSA-2005:394)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 18111
SynopsisThe remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.
DescriptionAn 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.
SolutionUpdate the affected realplayer package.