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Debian: New helix-player packages fix multiple vulnerabilities

Multiple security vulnerabilities have been identified in the helix-player media player that could allow an attacker to execute code on the victim's machine via specially crafted network resources. A buffer overflow in the RealText parser could allow remote code execution via a specially crafted RealMedia file with a long RealText string. A format string vulnerability in Real HelixPlayer and RealPlayer 10 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via the image handle attribute in a RealPix (.rp) or RealText (.rt) file. Fixed packages are available from security.debian.org .
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Debian Security Advisory DSA 826-1                     security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/                              Michael Stone
September 29th, 2005                    http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package        : helix-player
Vulnerability  : multiple
Problem type   : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE Id(s)      : CAN-2005-1766 CAN-2005-2710
Debian Bug     : 316276 330364

Multiple security vulnerabilities have been identified in the
helix-player media player that could allow an attacker to execute code
on the victim's machine via specially crafted network resources.

CAN-2005-1766

        Buffer overflow in the RealText parser could allow remote code
        execution via a specially crafted RealMedia file with a long
        RealText string.

CAN-2005-2710

        Format string vulnerability in Real HelixPlayer and RealPlayer 10
        allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via the image
        handle attribute in a RealPix (.rp) or RealText (.rt) file.

For the stable distribution (sarge), these problems have been fixed in
version 1.0.4-1sarge1

For the unstable distribution (sid), these problems have been fixed in
version 1.0.6-1

We recommend that you upgrade your helix-player package.


Upgrade Instructions
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wget url
        will fetch the file for you
dpkg -i file.deb
        will install the referenced file.

If you are using the apt-get package manager, use the line for
sources.list as given below:

apt-get update
        will update the internal database
apt-get upgrade
        will install corrected packages

You may use an automated update by adding the resources from the
footer to the proper configuration.


Debian GNU/Linux 3.1 alias sarge
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helix-player was distributed only on the i386 and powerpc architecures

  Source archives:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/h/helix-player/helix-player_1.0.4-1sarge1.dsc
      Size/MD5 checksum:      908 6ff062a280bab4db79c04e08278e28d6
    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/h/helix-player/helix-player_1.0.4-1sarge1.diff.gz
      Size/MD5 checksum:     7788 1e3280253e2d60701b28b153863b2fd0
    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/h/helix-player/helix-player_1.0.4.orig.tar.gz
      Size/MD5 checksum: 18044552 a277710be35426b317869503a4ad36d7

  Intel IA-32 architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/h/helix-player/helix-player_1.0.4-1sarge1_i386.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:  4289094 b3d2934818a2139f309f77e4acd50e3d

  PowerPC architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/h/helix-player/helix-player_1.0.4-1sarge1_powerpc.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:  4415404 f771482fd671da4848d6a496df128f69

  These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
  its next update.

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For apt-get: deb http://security.debian.org/ stable/updates main
For dpkg-ftp: ftp://security.debian.org/debian-security dists/stable/updates/main
Mailing list: debian-security-announce@lists.debian.org
Package info: `apt-cache show ' and http://packages.debian.org/

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