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Red Hat: Updated HelixPlayer package fixes a buffer overflow issue

HelixPlayer is a media player. A buffer overflow bug was found in the way HelixPlayer processes SMIL files. An attacker could create a specially crafted SMIL file, which when combined with a malicious web server, could execute arbitrary code when opened by a user. Fixed packages are available from updates.redhat.com.
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                  Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis:          Critical: HelixPlayer security update
Advisory ID:       RHSA-2005:517-01
Advisory URL:      https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2005-517.html
Issue date:        2005-06-23
Updated on:        2005-06-23
Product:           Red Hat Enterprise Linux
CVE Names:         CAN-2005-1766
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1. Summary:

An updated HelixPlayer package that fixes a buffer overflow 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 buffer overflow bug was found in the way HelixPlayer processes SMIL files.
An attacker could create a specially crafted SMIL file, which when combined
with a malicious web server, could execute arbitrary code when opened by a
user. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has
assigned the name CAN-2005-1766 to this issue.

All users of HelixPlayer are advised to upgrade to this updated package,
which contains HelixPlayer version 10.0.5 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/):

159871 - CAN-2005-1766 HelixPlayer heap overflow


6. RPMs required:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 4:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4AS/en/os/SRPMS/HelixPlayer-1.0.5-0.EL4.1.src.rpm
08f868c1d1b7d9674c8c757438f3bdf3  HelixPlayer-1.0.5-0.EL4.1.src.rpm

i386:
679711b03ecb529acd7eae0ed2537fb4  HelixPlayer-1.0.5-0.EL4.1.i386.rpm

ppc:
7b235efc96792aff7a96a9019763239e  HelixPlayer-1.0.5-0.EL4.1.ppc.rpm

x86_64:
679711b03ecb529acd7eae0ed2537fb4  HelixPlayer-1.0.5-0.EL4.1.i386.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop version 4:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4Desktop/en/os/SRPMS/HelixPlayer-1.0.5-0.EL4.1.src.rpm
08f868c1d1b7d9674c8c757438f3bdf3  HelixPlayer-1.0.5-0.EL4.1.src.rpm

i386:
679711b03ecb529acd7eae0ed2537fb4  HelixPlayer-1.0.5-0.EL4.1.i386.rpm

x86_64:
679711b03ecb529acd7eae0ed2537fb4  HelixPlayer-1.0.5-0.EL4.1.i386.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 4:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4ES/en/os/SRPMS/HelixPlayer-1.0.5-0.EL4.1.src.rpm
08f868c1d1b7d9674c8c757438f3bdf3  HelixPlayer-1.0.5-0.EL4.1.src.rpm

i386:
679711b03ecb529acd7eae0ed2537fb4  HelixPlayer-1.0.5-0.EL4.1.i386.rpm

x86_64:
679711b03ecb529acd7eae0ed2537fb4  HelixPlayer-1.0.5-0.EL4.1.i386.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 4:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4WS/en/os/SRPMS/HelixPlayer-1.0.5-0.EL4.1.src.rpm
08f868c1d1b7d9674c8c757438f3bdf3  HelixPlayer-1.0.5-0.EL4.1.src.rpm

i386:
679711b03ecb529acd7eae0ed2537fb4  HelixPlayer-1.0.5-0.EL4.1.i386.rpm

x86_64:
679711b03ecb529acd7eae0ed2537fb4  HelixPlayer-1.0.5-0.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-2005-1766

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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