Fedora Core 3 : HelixPlayer-1.0.3-3.fc3 (2005-188)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 19623
SynopsisThe remote Fedora Core host is missing a security update.
DescriptionUpdated HelixPlayer packages that fixes two buffer overflow issues are now available.
This update has been rated as having critical security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.
A stack based buffer overflow bug was found in HelixPlayer's Synchronized Multimedia Integration Language (SMIL) file processor. An attacker could create a specially crafted SMIL file which would execute arbitrary code when opened by a user. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2005-0455 to this issue.
A buffer overflow bug was found in the way HelixPlayer decodes WAV files. An attacker could create a specially crafted WAV 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-2005-0611 to this issue.
All users of HelixPlayer are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which contains HelixPlayer 1.0.3 which is not vulnerable to these issues.
Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Fedora security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
SolutionUpdate the affected HelixPlayer package.