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RHSA-2005:523: RealPlayer security update

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RHSA-2005:523: RealPlayer security update



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. [Updated 05 Jul 2005] The previous package for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 did not contain the proper fix for this issue. This erratum has been updated with a replacement package that corrects this issue

RealPlayer is a media player that provides media playback locally and via streaming. It plays RealAudio, RealVideo, MP3, 3GPP Video, Flash, SMIL 2.0, JPEG, GIF, PNG, RealPix, RealText, and more. A buffer overflow bug was found in the way RealPlayer processes SMIL files. An attacker could create a specially crafted SMIL file that could combine with a malicious Web server to execute arbitrary code when the file was 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 RealPlayer are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which contains RealPlayer version 10.0.5 and is not vulnerable to this issue.


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