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Debian: New helix-player packages fix multiple vulnerabilities

Date 29 Sep 2005
Posted By LinuxSecurity Advisories
Updated package.
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Debian Security Advisory DSA 826-1                     This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.                              Michael Stone
September 29th, 2005          
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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.


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


        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:
      Size/MD5 checksum:      908 6ff062a280bab4db79c04e08278e28d6
      Size/MD5 checksum:     7788 1e3280253e2d60701b28b153863b2fd0
      Size/MD5 checksum: 18044552 a277710be35426b317869503a4ad36d7

  Intel IA-32 architecture:
      Size/MD5 checksum:  4289094 b3d2934818a2139f309f77e4acd50e3d

  PowerPC architecture:
      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 stable/updates main
For dpkg-ftp: dists/stable/updates/main
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