GLSA-200510-07 : RealPlayer, Helix Player: Format string vulnerability

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 19977


The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The 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.
Impact :

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.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All 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.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 19977

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200510-07.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.15 $

Type: local

Published: 2005/10/11

Modified: 2015/04/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5.1

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:helixplayer, p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:realplayer, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Patch Publication Date: 2005/10/07

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2005/09/26

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-2710

OSVDB: 19695, 19696

GLSA: 200510-07