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|Posted: Wed Jul 06, 2005 1:35 pm Post subject: [ GLSA 200507-04 ] RealPlayer: Heap overflow vulnerability
|Gentoo Linux Security Advisory
Title: RealPlayer: Heap overflow vulnerability (GLSA 200507-04)
Date: July 06, 2005
RealPlayer is vulnerable to a heap overflow that could lead to remote execution of arbitrary code.
RealPlayer is a multimedia player capable of handling multiple multimedia file formats.
Vulnerable: < 10.0.5
Unaffected: >= 10.0.5
Architectures: All supported architectures
RealPlayer is vulnerable to a heap overflow when opening RealMedia files which make use of RealText.
By enticing a user to play a specially crafted RealMedia file an attacker could execute arbitrary code with the permissions of the user running the application.
There is no known workaround at this time.
All RealPlayer users should upgrade to the latest available version:
|# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-video/realplayer-10.0.5"
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