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RHSA-2005-265: RealPlayer

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Check for the version of the RealPlayer packages

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment


An updated RealPlayer package that fixes two buffer overflow issues 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.

A stack based buffer overflow bug was found in RealPlayer's Synchronized
Multimedia Integration Language (SMIL) file processor. A possible hacker could
create a specially crafted SMIL file which would execute arbitrary code
when opened by a user. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project
(cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2005-0455 to this issue.

A buffer overflow bug was found in the way RealPlayer decodes WAV sound
files. A possible hacker could create a specially crafted WAV file which could
execute arbitrary code when opened by a user. The Common Vulnerabilities
and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2005-0611
to this issue.

All users of RealPlayer are advised to upgrade to this updated package,
which contains RealPlayer version 10.0.3 and is not vulnerable to these
issues.




Solution : http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2005-265.html
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2005 Tenable Network Security

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