RHEL 4 : HelixPlayer (RHSA-2005:517)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 18555


The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.


An updated HelixPlayer 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.

HelixPlayer is a media player.

A buffer overflow bug was found in the way HelixPlayer processes SMIL files. An attacker could create a specially crafted SMIL file, which when combined with a malicious web server, could execute arbitrary code when opened by a user. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2005-1766 to this issue.

All users of HelixPlayer are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which contains HelixPlayer version 10.0.5 and is not vulnerable to this issue.


Update the affected HelixPlayer package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 18555

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2005-517.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.18 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2005/06/24

Modified: 2016/12/28

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5.1

Temporal Score: 4.4

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:HelixPlayer, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:4

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2005/06/23

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2005/06/23

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-1766

BID: 14048

OSVDB: 17575

RHSA: 2005:517