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RHSA-2010:0981: HelixPlayer removal

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RHSA-2010:0981: HelixPlayer removal

Severity
9
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Published
12/14/2010
Created
07/25/2018
Added
12/21/2010
Modified
07/04/2017

Description

Helix Player is a media player.Multiple security flaws were discovered in RealPlayer. Helix Player andRealPlayer share a common source code base; therefore, some of the flawsdiscovered in RealPlayer may also affect Helix Player. Some of these flawscould, when opening, viewing, or playing a malicious media file or stream,lead to arbitrary code execution with the privileges of the user runningHelix Player. (CVE-2010-2997, CVE-2010-4375, CVE-2010-4378, CVE-2010-4379,CVE-2010-4382, CVE-2010-4383, CVE-2010-4384, CVE-2010-4385, CVE-2010-4386,CVE-2010-4392)The Red Hat Security Response Team is unable to properly determine theimpact or fix all of these issues in Helix Player, due to the source codefor RealPlayer being unavailable.Due to the security concerns this update removes the HelixPlayer packagefrom Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4. Users wishing to continue to use HelixPlayer should download it directly from https://player.helixcommunity.org/

Solution(s)

  • redhat-upgrade-helixplayer-uninstall

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