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Source: ZDNet.co.uk - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Hacks/Cracks Users who run the media players on Linux or Unix are at risk of attack, security experts claim Popular media players RealPlayer and Helix Player are at risk of a security vulnerability that could let malicious attackers launch remote attacks on a user's system, security experts say.

A flaw has been discovered in RealNetworks' RealPlayer version 10.0.5.756 Gold and Helix Player 1.0.5.757 Gold running on Linux or Unix operating systems, according to a report released Tuesday by the French Security Incident Response Team, or FrSIRT.

Attack code that takes advantage of the flaw, a so-called exploit, has been posted on the Internet, increasing the security risk to users.

Read this full article at ZDNet.co.uk

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