An updated HelixPlayer package that fixes a buffer overflow flaw 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 flaw was found in the way HelixPlayer processed Synchronized Multimedia Integration Language (SMIL) files. It was possible for a malformed SMIL file to execute arbitrary code with the permissions of the user running HelixPlayer. (CVE-2007-3410) All users of HelixPlayer are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which contains a backported patch and is not vulnerable to this issue.
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