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SUSE-SA:2005:059: RealPlayer Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
Check for the version of the RealPlayer package
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
The remote host is missing the patch for the advisory SUSE-SA:2005:059 (RealPlayer).
The following security issue in RealPlayer was fixed:
- A format string bug in the RealPix (.rp) file format parser
This bug allowed remote attackers to execute arbitrary code by
supplying a specially crafted file, e.g via Web page or E-Mail.
Note that we no longer support RealPlayer on the following distributions
for some time now:
- SUSE Linux 9.1
- SUSE Linux 9.0
- SUSE Linux Desktop 1.0
On these distributions, please deinstall RealPlayer by running as root:
rpm -e RealPlayer
Solution : http://www.suse.de/security/advisories/2005_59_RealPlayer.html
Threat Level: High
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