An updated HelixPlayer package that fixes a buffer overflow issue is now available. This update has been rated as having critical security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.
HelixPlayer is a media player. A buffer overflow bug was found in the way HelixPlayer processes RAM files. An attacker could create a specially crafted RAM file which could execute arbitrary code when opened by a user. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CAN-2005-0755 to this issue. All users of HelixPlayer are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which contains HelixPlayer version 10.0.4 and is not vulnerable to this issue.