Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks --> Category: infos
RHSA-2005-523: 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, RealText, and more.
A buffer overflow bug was found in the way RealPlayer processes SMIL files.
A possible hacker could create a specially crafted SMIL file, which when combined
with a malicious Web server, could execute arbitrary code when opened by a
user. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has
assigned the name CVE-2005-1766 to this issue.
All users of RealPlayer are advised to upgrade to this updated package,
which contains RealPlayer version 10.0.5 and is not vulnerable to this
Solution : http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2005-523.html
Threat Level: High
Click HERE for more information and discussions on this network vulnerability scan.