An updated HelixPlayer package that fixes a string format 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 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.