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[GLSA-200603-24] RealPlayer: Buffer overflow vulnerability Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
RealPlayer: Buffer overflow vulnerability
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200603-24
(RealPlayer: Buffer overflow vulnerability)
RealPlayer is vulnerable to a buffer overflow when processing
malicious SWF files.
By enticing a user to open a specially crafted SWF 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 version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=media-video/realplayer-10.0.7"
Threat Level: Medium
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