An updated HelixPlayer package that fixes a buffer overflow issue is now
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 SMIL files.
An attacker could create a specially crafted SMIL file, which when combined
with a malicious web server, could execute arbitrary code when opened by a
user. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has
assigned the name CAN-2005-1766 to this issue.
All users of HelixPlayer are advised to upgrade to this updated package,
which contains HelixPlayer version 10.0.5 and is not vulnerable to this issue.