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RHSA-2005:762: RealPlayer security update

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RHSA-2005:762: RealPlayer security update

Severity
9
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Published
12/31/2005
Created
07/25/2018
Added
03/28/2008
Modified
07/04/2017

Description

An updated RealPlayer package that fixes a format string bug 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 media playback locally and via streaming. A format string bug was discovered in the way RealPlayer processes RealPix (.rp) files. It is possible for a malformed RealPix file to execute arbitrary code as the user running RealPlayer. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CAN-2005-2710 to this issue. All users of RealPlayer are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which contains RealPlayer version 10.0.6 and is not vulnerable to this issue.

Solution(s)

  • redhat-upgrade-realplayer

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