RedHat: Critical: RealPlayer security update

    Date03 Mar 2005
    CategoryRed Hat
    5272
    Posted ByJoe Shakespeare
    An updated RealPlayer package that fixes two buffer overflow issues is now available. This update has been rated as having critical security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.
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                       Red Hat Security Advisory
    
    Synopsis:          Critical: RealPlayer security update
    Advisory ID:       RHSA-2005:265-01
    Advisory URL:      https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2005-265.html
    Issue date:        2005-03-03
    Updated on:        2005-03-03
    Product:           Red Hat Enterprise Linux LACD
    CVE Names:         CAN-2005-0455 CAN-2005-0611
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    1. Summary:
    
    An updated RealPlayer package that fixes two buffer overflow issues 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 LACD 4AS - i386
    Red Hat Enterprise Linux LACD 4Desktop - i386
    Red Hat Enterprise Linux LACD 4ES - i386
    Red Hat Enterprise Linux LACD 4WS - i386
    
    3. Problem description:
    
    RealPlayer is a media player.
    
    A stack based buffer overflow bug was found in RealPlayer's Synchronized
    Multimedia Integration Language (SMIL) file processor. An attacker could
    create a specially crafted SMIL file which would execute arbitrary code
    when opened by a user. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project
    (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CAN-2005-0455 to this issue.
    
    A buffer overflow bug was found in the way RealPlayer decodes WAV sound
    files.  An attacker could create a specially crafted WAV file which could
    execute arbitrary code when opened by a user. The Common Vulnerabilities
    and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CAN-2005-0611
    to this issue.
    
    All users of RealPlayer are advised to upgrade to this updated package,
    which contains RealPlayer version 10.0.3 and is not vulnerable to these issues.
    
    4. Solution:
    
    Before applying this update, make sure all previously released errata
    relevant to your system have been applied.
    
    To update all RPMs for your particular architecture, run:
    
    rpm -Fvh [filenames]
    
    where [filenames] is a list of the RPMs you wish to upgrade.  Only those
    RPMs which are currently installed will be updated.  Those RPMs which are
    not installed but included in the list will not be updated.  Note that you
    can also use wildcards (*.rpm) if your current directory *only* contains the
    desired RPMs.
    
    Please note that this update is also available via Red Hat Network.  Many
    people find this an easier way to apply updates.  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/):
    
    150078 - CAN-2005-0611 .wav overflow in Realplayer
    150050 - CAN-2005-0455 buffer overflow in realplayer
    
    6. RPMs required:
    
    Red Hat Enterprise Linux LACD 4AS:
    
    i386:
    2b7bfc2b30b15dad7c5a78704a798841  RealPlayer-10.0.3-1.i386.rpm
    
    Red Hat Enterprise Linux LACD 4Desktop:
    
    i386:
    2b7bfc2b30b15dad7c5a78704a798841  RealPlayer-10.0.3-1.i386.rpm
    
    Red Hat Enterprise Linux LACD 4ES:
    
    i386:
    2b7bfc2b30b15dad7c5a78704a798841  RealPlayer-10.0.3-1.i386.rpm
    
    Red Hat Enterprise Linux LACD 4WS:
    
    i386:
    2b7bfc2b30b15dad7c5a78704a798841  RealPlayer-10.0.3-1.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://service.real.com/help/faq/security/050224_player/EN/
    http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2005-0455
    http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2005-0611
    
    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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