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RHSA-2005-363: 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 a buffer overflow issue is now
This update has been rated as having critical security impact by the Red
Hat Security Response Team.
RealPlayer is a media player that provides solid media playback locally
and via streaming. It plays RealAudio, RealVideo, MP3, 3GPP Video,
Flash, SMIL 2.0, JPEG, GIF, PNG, RealPix and RealText and
A buffer overflow bug was found in the way RealPlayer processes RAM files.
A possible hacker could create a specially crafted RAM 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-2005-0755 to
All users of RealPlayer are advised to upgrade to this updated package,
which contains RealPlayer version 10.0.4 and is not vulnerable to this
Solution : http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2005-363.html
Threat Level: High
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