An updated RealPlayer 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.
RealPlayer is a media player that provides solid media playback locally and via streaming. It plays RealAudio, RealVideo, MP3, 3GPP Video, Flash, SMIL 2.0, JPEG, GIF, PNG, RealPix and RealText and more. A buffer overflow bug was found in the way RealPlayer 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 RealPlayer are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which contains RealPlayer version 10.0.4 and is not vulnerable to this issue.