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[GLSA-200507-04] RealPlayer: Heap overflow vulnerability Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
RealPlayer: Heap overflow vulnerability
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200507-04
(RealPlayer: Heap overflow vulnerability)
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
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-video/realplayer-10.0.5"
Threat Level: Medium
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