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[ GLSA 200510-07 ] RealPlayer, Helix Player: Format string vulnerability
From: Thierry Carrez <koon () gentoo org>
Date: Fri, 07 Oct 2005 19:14:29 +0200

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 200510-07
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  Severity: Normal
     Title: RealPlayer, Helix Player: Format string vulnerability
      Date: October 07, 2005
      Bugs: #107309
        ID: 200510-07

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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                  /  Vulnerable  /              Unaffected
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
  1  media-video/realplayer       < 10.0.6                   >= 10.0.6
  2  media-video/helixplayer       < 1.0.6                    >= 1.0.6
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
     2 affected packages on all of their 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:

    # emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-video/realplayer-10.0.6"

All Helix Player users should upgrade to the latest version:

    # emerge --sync
    # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-video/helixplayer-1.0.6"

References
==========

  [ 1 ] CAN-2005-2710
        http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2005-2710

Availability
============

This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

  http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200510-07.xml

Concerns?
=========

Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security () gentoo org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
=======

Copyright 2005 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0

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