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Security Advisory HelixPlayer security update

Advisory: RHSA-2005:271-08
Type: Security Advisory
Severity: Critical
Issued on: 2005-03-03
Last updated on: 2005-03-03
Affected Products: Red Hat Desktop (v. 4)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (v. 4)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 4)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS (v. 4)
CVEs (cve.mitre.org): CVE-2005-0455
CVE-2005-0611

Details

An updated HelixPlayer package that fixes two buffer overflow issues is now
available.

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

HelixPlayer is a media player.

A stack based buffer overflow bug was found in HelixPlayer's Synchronized
Multimedia Integration Language (SMIL) file processor. An attacker could
create a specially crafted SMIL file which would execute arbitrary code
when opened by a user. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project
(cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CAN-2005-0455 to this issue.

A buffer overflow bug was found in the way HelixPlayer decodes WAV files.
An attacker could create a specially crafted WAV 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-2005-0611 to
this issue.

All users of HelixPlayer are advised to upgrade to this updated package,
which contains HelixPlayer 1.0.3 which is not vulnerable to these
issues.


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/

Updated packages

Red Hat Desktop (v. 4)

IA-32:
HelixPlayer-1.0.3-1.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0094
    MD5: cab19eecbe5bb0e27eca237ee22c9ddd
 
x86_64:
HelixPlayer-1.0.3-1.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0094
    MD5: cab19eecbe5bb0e27eca237ee22c9ddd
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (v. 4)

IA-32:
HelixPlayer-1.0.3-1.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0094
    MD5: cab19eecbe5bb0e27eca237ee22c9ddd
 
PPC:
HelixPlayer-1.0.3-1.ppc.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0094
    MD5: 49d0c209a6ce719d38c963eef42f01ff
 
x86_64:
HelixPlayer-1.0.3-1.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0094
    MD5: cab19eecbe5bb0e27eca237ee22c9ddd
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 4)

IA-32:
HelixPlayer-1.0.3-1.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0094
    MD5: cab19eecbe5bb0e27eca237ee22c9ddd
 
x86_64:
HelixPlayer-1.0.3-1.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0094
    MD5: cab19eecbe5bb0e27eca237ee22c9ddd
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS (v. 4)

IA-32:
HelixPlayer-1.0.3-1.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0094
    MD5: cab19eecbe5bb0e27eca237ee22c9ddd
 
x86_64:
HelixPlayer-1.0.3-1.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0094
    MD5: cab19eecbe5bb0e27eca237ee22c9ddd
 
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

150098 - CAN-2005-0455 buffer overflow in helixplayer
150103 - CAN-2005-0611 .wav overflow in helixplayer


References



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