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RHSA-2005:394: RealPlayer security update

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RHSA-2005:394: RealPlayer security update

Severity
5
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Published
04/19/2005
Created
07/25/2018
Added
03/28/2008
Modified
07/04/2017

Description

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 providing 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.

Solution(s)

  • redhat-upgrade-realplayer

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