Debian: New helix-player packages fix arbitrary code execution

    Date01 Dec 2005
    CategoryDebian
    8541
    Posted ByJoe Shakespeare
    Updated package.
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA 915-1                     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    http://www.debian.org/security/                             Martin Schulze
    December 2nd, 2005                      http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : helix-player
    Vulnerability  : buffer overflow
    Problem type   : remote
    Debian-specific: no
    CVE ID         : CVE-2005-2629
    BugTraq ID     : 15381
    
    An integer overflow has been discovered in helix-player, the helix
    audio and video player.  This flaw could allow a remote attacker to
    run arbitrary code on a victims computer by supplying a specially
    crafted network resource.
    
    This vulnerability is fixed by version 1.0.6-1 in unstable.
    Helix-player is not currently in the testing distribution.
    
    The old stable distribution (woody) does not contain a helix-player
    package.
    
    For the stable distribution (sarge) these problems have been fixed in
    version 1.0.4-1sarge2.
    
    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
    - --------------------
    
    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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      Source archives:
    
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/h/helix-player/helix-player_1.0.4-1sarge2.dsc
          Size/MD5 checksum:      908 5abe49b8d746b78b1f70016382d44a35
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/h/helix-player/helix-player_1.0.4-1sarge2.diff.gz
          Size/MD5 checksum:     9113 b7103af4ca93cb52cd548a4f7da43c3b
        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_1.0.4-1sarge2_i386.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:  4289142 afe49d505b51edefe6b66e92720e9a62
    
      PowerPC architecture:
    
        http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/h/helix-player/helix-player_1.0.4-1sarge2_powerpc.deb
          Size/MD5 checksum:  4415648 9a9ad7733abed7ffcd6c69ce366d576c
    
    
      These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
      its next update.
    
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