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

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
RealPlayer, Helix Player: Format string vulnerability

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
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, a possible hacker could execute arbitrary code with the
permissions of the user running the application.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

References:
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2005-2710


Solution:
All RealPlayer users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-video/realplayer-10.0.6"
All Helix Player users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-video/helixplayer-1.0.6"


Network Security Threat Level: Medium


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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