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<!DOCTYPE glsa SYSTEM "http://www.gentoo.org/dtd/glsa.dtd">
<glsa id="200510-07">
<title>RealPlayer, Helix Player: Format string vulnerability</title>
<synopsis>
RealPlayer and Helix Player are vulnerable to a format string vulnerability
resulting in the execution of arbitrary code.
</synopsis>
<product type="ebuild">realplayer helixplayer</product>
<announced>October 07, 2005</announced>
<revised>November 22, 2005: 02</revised>
<bug>107309</bug>
<access>remote</access>
<affected>
<package name="media-video/realplayer" auto="yes" arch="*">
<unaffected range="ge">10.0.6</unaffected>
<vulnerable range="lt">10.0.6</vulnerable>
</package>
<package name="media-video/helixplayer" auto="yes" arch="*">
<vulnerable range="lt">1.0.6</vulnerable>
</package>
</affected>
<background>
<p>
RealPlayer is a multimedia player capable of handling multiple
multimedia file formats. Helix Player is an open source media player
for Linux.
</p>
</background>
<description>
<p>
"c0ntex" reported that RealPlayer and Helix Player suffer from a heap
overflow.
</p>
</description>
<impact type="normal">
<p>
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.
</p>
</impact>
<workaround>
<p>
There is no known workaround at this time.
</p>
</workaround>
<resolution>
<p>
All RealPlayer users should upgrade to the latest version:
</p>
<code>
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose &quot;&gt;=media-video/realplayer-10.0.6&quot;</code>
<p>
Note to Helix Player users: There is currently no stable secure Helix
Player package. Affected users should remove the package until an
updated Helix Player package is released.
</p>
</resolution>
<references>
<uri link="http://www.cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2005-2710">CAN-2005-2710</uri>
</references>
<metadata tag="requester" timestamp="Sat, 01 Oct 2005 10:35:35 +0000">
koon
</metadata>
<metadata tag="submitter" timestamp="Tue, 04 Oct 2005 19:39:34 +0000">
adir
</metadata>
<metadata tag="bugReady" timestamp="Fri, 07 Oct 2005 14:20:23 +0000">
koon
</metadata>
</glsa>