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Security Advisory HelixPlayer security update

Advisory: RHSA-2005:788-3
Type: Security Advisory
Severity: Critical
Issued on: 2005-09-27
Last updated on: 2005-09-27
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-2005-2629
CVE-2005-2710
CVE-2005-2922

Details

An updated HelixPlayer package that fixes a string format issue 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 format string bug was discovered in the way HelixPlayer processes RealPix
(.rp) files. It is possible for a malformed RealPix file to execute
arbitrary code as the user running HelixPlayer. The Common Vulnerabilities
and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CAN-2005-2710
to this issue.

All users of HelixPlayer are advised to upgrade to this updated package,
which contains HelixPlayer version 10.0.6 and is not vulnerable to this issue.


Solution

Before applying this update, make sure all previously released errata
relevant to your system have been applied.

This update is available via Red Hat Network. To use Red Hat Network,
launch the Red Hat Update Agent with the following command:

up2date

This will start an interactive process that will result in the appropriate
RPMs being upgraded on your system.

Updated packages

Red Hat Desktop (v. 4)

SRPMS:
HelixPlayer-1.0.6-0.EL4.1.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0094
    MD5: 77bcadb90099c21c579ad8f51d4c7292
 
IA-32:
HelixPlayer-1.0.6-0.EL4.1.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0094
    MD5: 40ff8c8ac5f9acc8019db7bd91a1f819
 
x86_64:
HelixPlayer-1.0.6-0.EL4.1.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0094
    MD5: 40ff8c8ac5f9acc8019db7bd91a1f819
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (v. 4)

SRPMS:
HelixPlayer-1.0.6-0.EL4.1.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0094
    MD5: 77bcadb90099c21c579ad8f51d4c7292
 
IA-32:
HelixPlayer-1.0.6-0.EL4.1.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0094
    MD5: 40ff8c8ac5f9acc8019db7bd91a1f819
 
PPC:
HelixPlayer-1.0.6-0.EL4.1.ppc.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0094
    MD5: 1604bc8fa9eb7d6ef1733d3b047b8cc9
 
x86_64:
HelixPlayer-1.0.6-0.EL4.1.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0094
    MD5: 40ff8c8ac5f9acc8019db7bd91a1f819
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 4)

SRPMS:
HelixPlayer-1.0.6-0.EL4.1.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0094
    MD5: 77bcadb90099c21c579ad8f51d4c7292
 
IA-32:
HelixPlayer-1.0.6-0.EL4.1.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0094
    MD5: 40ff8c8ac5f9acc8019db7bd91a1f819
 
x86_64:
HelixPlayer-1.0.6-0.EL4.1.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0094
    MD5: 40ff8c8ac5f9acc8019db7bd91a1f819
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS (v. 4)

SRPMS:
HelixPlayer-1.0.6-0.EL4.1.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0094
    MD5: 77bcadb90099c21c579ad8f51d4c7292
 
IA-32:
HelixPlayer-1.0.6-0.EL4.1.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0094
    MD5: 40ff8c8ac5f9acc8019db7bd91a1f819
 
x86_64:
HelixPlayer-1.0.6-0.EL4.1.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2010:0094
    MD5: 40ff8c8ac5f9acc8019db7bd91a1f819
 
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

168078 - CAN-2005-2710 HelixPlayer Format String Flaw


References



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