GLSA-200603-24 : RealPlayer: Buffer overflow vulnerability
High Nessus Plugin ID 21148
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200603-24 (RealPlayer: Buffer overflow vulnerability)
RealPlayer is vulnerable to a buffer overflow when processing malicious SWF files.
By enticing a user to open a specially crafted SWF 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-10.0.7'