RHEL 3 / 4 : RealPlayer (RHSA-2005:762)

High Nessus Plugin ID 63829


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


An 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.


Update the affected RealPlayer and / or realplayer packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 63829

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2005-762.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.6 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/01/24

Modified: 2014/05/02

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:RealPlayer, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:realplayer, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:3, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:4

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

Patch Publication Date: 2005/09/27

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-2629, CVE-2005-2710, CVE-2005-2922, CVE-2005-2969

RHSA: 2005:762

CWE: 119