RHEL 3 / 4 / 5 : RealPlayer (RHSA-2008:0812)

High Nessus Plugin ID 40726


The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.


RealPlayer 10.0.9 as shipped in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 Extras, 4 Extras, and 5 Supplementary, contains a security flaw and should not be used.

This update has been rated as having critical security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.

[Updated 17 September 2008] We have updated this erratum to include packages which remove RealPlayer from Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 Extras, 4 Extras and 5 Supplementary.

RealPlayer is a media player that provides media playback locally and via streaming.

RealPlayer 10.0.9 is vulnerable to a critical security flaw and should no longer be used. A remote attacker could leverage this flaw to execute arbitrary code as the user running RealPlayer. (CVE-2007-5400)

This issue is addressed in RealPlayer 11. Red Hat is unable to ship RealPlayer 11 due to additional proprietary codecs included in that version. Therefore, users who wish to continue to use RealPlayer should get an update directly from www.real.com.

This update removes the RealPlayer 10.0.9 packages due to their known security vulnerabilities.


Update the affected RealPlayer-uninstall and / or realplayer-uninstall packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 40726

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2008-0812.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.21 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2009/08/24

Modified: 2017/01/03

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 8.1

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:RealPlayer-uninstall, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:realplayer-uninstall, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:3, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:4, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:4.6, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:5, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:5.2

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list, Host/cpu

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2008/09/17

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-5400

BID: 30370

OSVDB: 47138

RHSA: 2008:0812

CWE: 119