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RealPlayer, Helix Player: Format string vuln



RealPlayer, Helix Player: Format string vulnerability
RealPlayer, Helix Player: Format string vulnerability



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

Availability
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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
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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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