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RHSA-2005-271: HelixPlayer Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
Check for the version of the HelixPlayer packages
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
An updated HelixPlayer 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.
HelixPlayer is a media player.
A stack based buffer overflow bug was found in HelixPlayer'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 HelixPlayer decodes WAV 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
All users of HelixPlayer are advised to upgrade to this updated package,
which contains HelixPlayer 1.0.3 which is not vulnerable to these
Solution : http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2005-271.html
Threat Level: High
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