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Red Hat: Updated HelixPlayer package fixes a string format issue

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. Fixed packages are available from updates.redhat.com.
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                   Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis:          Critical: HelixPlayer security update
Advisory ID:       RHSA-2005:788-01
Advisory URL:      https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2005-788.html
Issue date:        2005-09-27
Updated on:        2005-09-27
Product:           Red Hat Enterprise Linux
CVE Names:         CAN-2005-2710
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1. Summary:

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.

2. Relevant releases/architectures:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 4 - i386, ppc, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop version 4 - i386, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 4 - i386, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 4 - i386, x86_64

3. Problem description:

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.

4. 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.

5. Bug IDs fixed (http://bugzilla.redhat.com/):

168078 - CAN-2005-2710 HelixPlayer Format String Flaw


6. RPMs required:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 4:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4AS/en/os/SRPMS/HelixPlayer-1.0.6-0.EL4.1.src.rpm
77bcadb90099c21c579ad8f51d4c7292  HelixPlayer-1.0.6-0.EL4.1.src.rpm

i386:
40ff8c8ac5f9acc8019db7bd91a1f819  HelixPlayer-1.0.6-0.EL4.1.i386.rpm

ppc:
1604bc8fa9eb7d6ef1733d3b047b8cc9  HelixPlayer-1.0.6-0.EL4.1.ppc.rpm

x86_64:
40ff8c8ac5f9acc8019db7bd91a1f819  HelixPlayer-1.0.6-0.EL4.1.i386.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop version 4:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4Desktop/en/os/SRPMS/HelixPlayer-1.0.6-0.EL4.1.src.rpm
77bcadb90099c21c579ad8f51d4c7292  HelixPlayer-1.0.6-0.EL4.1.src.rpm

i386:
40ff8c8ac5f9acc8019db7bd91a1f819  HelixPlayer-1.0.6-0.EL4.1.i386.rpm

x86_64:
40ff8c8ac5f9acc8019db7bd91a1f819  HelixPlayer-1.0.6-0.EL4.1.i386.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 4:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4ES/en/os/SRPMS/HelixPlayer-1.0.6-0.EL4.1.src.rpm
77bcadb90099c21c579ad8f51d4c7292  HelixPlayer-1.0.6-0.EL4.1.src.rpm

i386:
40ff8c8ac5f9acc8019db7bd91a1f819  HelixPlayer-1.0.6-0.EL4.1.i386.rpm

x86_64:
40ff8c8ac5f9acc8019db7bd91a1f819  HelixPlayer-1.0.6-0.EL4.1.i386.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 4:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4WS/en/os/SRPMS/HelixPlayer-1.0.6-0.EL4.1.src.rpm
77bcadb90099c21c579ad8f51d4c7292  HelixPlayer-1.0.6-0.EL4.1.src.rpm

i386:
40ff8c8ac5f9acc8019db7bd91a1f819  HelixPlayer-1.0.6-0.EL4.1.i386.rpm

x86_64:
40ff8c8ac5f9acc8019db7bd91a1f819  HelixPlayer-1.0.6-0.EL4.1.i386.rpm

These packages are GPG signed by Red Hat for security.  Our key and 
details on how to verify the signature are available from
https://www.redhat.com/security/team/key/#package

7. References:

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2005-2710

8. Contact:

The Red Hat security contact is .  More contact
details at https://www.redhat.com/security/team/contact/

Copyright 2005 Red Hat, Inc.

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