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PostPosted: Fri Oct 07, 2005 5:28 pm    Post subject: [ GLSA 200510-07 ] RealPlayer, Helix Player: Format string v Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: RealPlayer, Helix Player: Format string vulnerability (GLSA 200510-07)
Severity: normal
Exploitable: remote
Date: October 07, 2005
Updated: November 22, 2005
Bug(s): #107309
ID: 200510-07

Synopsis

RealPlayer and Helix Player are vulnerable to a format string vulnerability resulting in the execution of arbitrary code.

Background

RealPlayer is a multimedia player capable of handling multiple multimedia file formats. Helix Player is an open source media player for Linux.

Affected Packages

Package: media-video/realplayer
Vulnerable: < 10.0.6
Unaffected: >= 10.0.6
Architectures: All supported architectures

Package: media-video/helixplayer
Vulnerable: < 1.0.6
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description

"c0ntex" reported that RealPlayer and Helix Player suffer from a heap overflow.

Impact

By enticing a user to play a specially crafted realpix (.rp) or realtext (.rt) file, an attacker could execute arbitrary code with the permissions of the user running the application.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All RealPlayer users should upgrade to the latest version:
Code:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-video/realplayer-10.0.6"
Note to Helix Player users: There is currently no stable secure Helix Player package. Affected users should remove the package until an updated Helix Player package is released.

References

CAN-2005-2710


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