RHEL 4 : HelixPlayer (RHSA-2005:788)

High Nessus Plugin ID 19836


The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.


An updated HelixPlayer package that fixes a string format 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 format string bug was discovered in the way HelixPlayer processes RealPix (.rp) files. It is possible for a malformed RealPix file to execute arbitrary code as the user running HelixPlayer. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2005-2710 to this issue.

All users of HelixPlayer are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which contains HelixPlayer version 10.0.6 and is not vulnerable to this issue.


Update the affected HelixPlayer package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 19836

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2005-788.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.21 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2005/10/05

Modified: 2016/12/28

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

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

Patch Publication Date: 2005/09/27

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2005/09/26

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-2629, CVE-2005-2710, CVE-2005-2922

OSVDB: 19695, 19696

RHSA: 2005:788

CWE: 119