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RHSA-2005-265: RealPlayer Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
Check for the version of the RealPlayer packages
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
An updated RealPlayer package that fixes two buffer overflow issues is now
This update has been rated as having critical security impact by the Red
Hat Security Response Team.
RealPlayer is a media player.
A stack based buffer overflow bug was found in RealPlayer's Synchronized
Multimedia Integration Language (SMIL) file processor. A possible hacker could
create a specially crafted SMIL file which would execute arbitrary code
when opened by a user. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project
(cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2005-0455 to this issue.
A buffer overflow bug was found in the way RealPlayer decodes WAV sound
files. A possible hacker could create a specially crafted WAV file which could
execute arbitrary code when opened by a user. The Common Vulnerabilities
and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2005-0611
to this issue.
All users of RealPlayer are advised to upgrade to this updated package,
which contains RealPlayer version 10.0.3 and is not vulnerable to these
Solution : http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2005-265.html
Threat Level: High
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