GLSA-200510-07 : RealPlayer, Helix Player: Format string vulnerability
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 19977
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200510-07 (RealPlayer, Helix Player: Format string vulnerability)
'c0ntex' reported that RealPlayer and Helix Player suffer from a heap overflow.
By enticing a user to play a specially crafted realpix (.rp) or realtext (.rt) file, an attacker could execute arbitrary code with the permissions of the user running the application.
There is no known workaround at this time.
SolutionAll RealPlayer users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=media-video/realplayer-10.0.6' Note to Helix Player users: There is currently no stable secure Helix Player package. Affected users should remove the package until an updated Helix Player package is released.