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RHSA-2005:788: HelixPlayer security update

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RHSA-2005:788: HelixPlayer 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
12/31/2005
Modified
07/12/2017

Description

An updated HelixPlayer package that fixes a string format issue is now available. This update has been rated as having critical security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.

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

Solution(s)

  • redhat-upgrade-helixplayer

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