GLSA 200510-07 RealPlayer, Helix Player: Format string vulnerability
Posted on: 10/07/2005 01:22 PM

A new security update has been released for Gentoo Linux - RealPlayer, Helix Player: Format string vulnerability. Here the announcement:

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200510-07
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http://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: RealPlayer, Helix Player: Format string vulnerability
Date: October 07, 2005
Bugs: #107309
ID: 200510-07

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Synopsis
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RealPlayer and Helix Player are vulnerable to a format string
vulnerability resulting in the execution of arbitrary code.

Background
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RealPlayer is a multimedia player capable of handling multiple
multimedia file formats. Helix Player is an open source media player
for Linux.

Affected packages
=================

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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 media-video/realplayer lt; 10.0.6 gt;= 10.0.6
2 media-video/helixplayer lt; 1.0.6 gt;= 1.0.6
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2 affected packages on all of their supported architectures.
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Description
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"c0ntex" reported that RealPlayer and Helix Player suffer from a heap
overflow.

Impact
======

By enticing a user to play a specially crafted realpix (.rp) or
realtext (.rt) file, an attacker could execute arbitrary code with the
permissions of the user running the application.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All RealPlayer users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "gt;=media-video/realplayer-10.0.6"

All Helix Player users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose "gt;=media-video/helixplayer-1.0.6"

References
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[ 1 ] CAN-2005-2710
http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?nameƊN-2005-2710

Availability
============

This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200510-07.xml

Concerns?
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Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
http://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2005 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0



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