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VPR Score: 6.3
SynopsisThe remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionAn updated RealPlayer package that fixes a format string bug is now available.
This update has been rated as having critical security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.
RealPlayer is a media player that provides media playback locally and via streaming.
A format string bug was discovered in the way RealPlayer processes RealPix (.rp) files. It is possible for a malformed RealPix file to execute arbitrary code as the user running RealPlayer. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2005-2710 to this issue.
All users of RealPlayer are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which contains RealPlayer version 10.0.6 and is not vulnerable to this issue.
SolutionUpdate the affected RealPlayer and / or realplayer packages.