Security Advisory RealPlayer security update

Advisory: RHSA-2005:394-04
Type: Security Advisory
Severity: Critical
Issued on: 2005-04-20
Last updated on: 2005-04-20
Affected Products: Red Hat Enterprise Linux Extras (v. 3)
CVEs ( CVE-2005-0755


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

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

RealPlayer is a media player providing 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

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 ( 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


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:


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:

Updated packages

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Extras (v. 3)

File outdated by:  RHSA-2007:0841
    MD5: 8b36c39561217b5c0298c2cfd3393f76
File outdated by:  RHSA-2007:0841
    MD5: 8b36c39561217b5c0298c2cfd3393f76

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

153931 - CAN-2005-0755 RealPlayer buffer overflow


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