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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 ( 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 :
Threat Level: High

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