RHSA-2005:363-03: Critical: RealPlayer security update
Posted on: 04/20/2005 02:05 PM

A RealPlayer security update has been released for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4

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Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis: Critical: RealPlayer security update
Advisory ID: RHSA-2005:363-03
Advisory URL: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2005-363.html
Issue date: 2005-04-20
Updated on: 2005-04-20
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux Extras
CVE Names: CAN-2005-0755
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1. Summary:

An updated RealPlayer package that fixes a buffer overflow issue is now available.

This update has been rated as having critical security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.

2. Relevant releases/architectures:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 4 Extras - i386, x86_64
Red Hat Desktop version 4 Extras - i386, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 4 Extras - i386, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 4 Extras - i386, x86_64

3. Problem description:

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 more.

A buffer overflow bug was found in the way RealPlayer processes RAM files. An attacker 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 CAN-2005-0755 to this issue.

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 issue.

4. Solution:

Before applying this update, make sure that all previously-released errata relevant to your system have been applied. Use Red Hat Network to download and update your packages. To launch the Red Hat Update Agent, use the following command:

up2date

For information on how to install packages manually, refer to the following Web page for the System Administration or Customization guide specific to your system:

http://www.redhat.com/docs/manuals/enterprise/

5. Bug IDs fixed (http://bugzilla.redhat.com/):

153931 - RealPlayer buffer overflow

6. RPMs required:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 4 Extras:

i386:
d7ee50d68f5a9350ac307c04ecbe7539 RealPlayer-10.0.4-0.rc1.1.i386.rpm

x86_64:
d7ee50d68f5a9350ac307c04ecbe7539 RealPlayer-10.0.4-0.rc1.1.i386.rpm

Red Hat Desktop version 4 Extras:

i386:
d7ee50d68f5a9350ac307c04ecbe7539 RealPlayer-10.0.4-0.rc1.1.i386.rpm

x86_64:
d7ee50d68f5a9350ac307c04ecbe7539 RealPlayer-10.0.4-0.rc1.1.i386.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 4 Extras:

i386:
d7ee50d68f5a9350ac307c04ecbe7539 RealPlayer-10.0.4-0.rc1.1.i386.rpm

x86_64:
d7ee50d68f5a9350ac307c04ecbe7539 RealPlayer-10.0.4-0.rc1.1.i386.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 4 Extras:

i386:
d7ee50d68f5a9350ac307c04ecbe7539 RealPlayer-10.0.4-0.rc1.1.i386.rpm

x86_64:
d7ee50d68f5a9350ac307c04ecbe7539 RealPlayer-10.0.4-0.rc1.1.i386.rpm

These packages are GPG signed by Red Hat for security. Our key and details on how to verify the signature are available from https://www.redhat.com/security/team/key/#package

7. References:

http://service.real.com/help/faq/security/050419_player/EN/
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2005-0755

8. Contact:

The Red Hat security contact is lt;secalert@redhat.comgt;. More contact details at https://www.redhat.com/security/team/contact/

Copyright 2005 Red Hat, Inc.


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