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RedHat: Critical: RealPlayer security update Print E-mail
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Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
RedHat Linux A buffer overflow flaw was found in the way RealPlayer processed Synchronized Multimedia Integration Language (SMIL) files. It was possible for a malformed SMIL file to execute arbitrary code with the permissions of the user running RealPlayer.
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                   Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis:          Critical: RealPlayer security update
Advisory ID:       RHSA-2007:0841-01
Advisory URL:      https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2007-0841.html
Issue date:        2007-08-17
Updated on:        2007-08-17
Product:           Red Hat Enterprise Linux Extras
CVE Names:         CVE-2007-3410 
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1. Summary:

An updated RealPlayer package that fixes a security flaw is now available
for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 Extras, 4 Extras, and 5 Supplementary.

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 3 Extras - i386, x86_64
Red Hat Desktop version 3 Extras - i386, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 3 Extras - i386, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 3 Extras - i386, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 4 Extras - i386, x86_64
Red Hat Desktop version 4 Extras - i386, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 4 Extras - i386, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 4 Extras - i386, x86_64
RHEL Desktop Supplementary (v. 5 client) - i386, x86_64

3. Problem description:

RealPlayer is a media player that provides media playback locally and via
streaming.

A buffer overflow flaw was found in the way RealPlayer processed
Synchronized Multimedia Integration Language (SMIL) files. It was possible
for a malformed SMIL file to execute arbitrary code with the permissions of
the user running RealPlayer. (CVE-2007-3410)

All users of RealPlayer are advised to upgrade to this updated package
containing RealPlayer version 10.0.9 which 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.

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/):

245836 - CVE-2007-3410 RealPlayer/HelixPlayer buffer overflow

6. RPMs required:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 3 Extras:

i386:
936f5bf4bdc57dadef638a9dc0349334  realplayer-10.0.9-0.rhel3.4.i386.rpm

x86_64:
936f5bf4bdc57dadef638a9dc0349334  realplayer-10.0.9-0.rhel3.4.i386.rpm

Red Hat Desktop version 3 Extras:

i386:
936f5bf4bdc57dadef638a9dc0349334  realplayer-10.0.9-0.rhel3.4.i386.rpm

x86_64:
936f5bf4bdc57dadef638a9dc0349334  realplayer-10.0.9-0.rhel3.4.i386.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 3 Extras:

i386:
936f5bf4bdc57dadef638a9dc0349334  realplayer-10.0.9-0.rhel3.4.i386.rpm

x86_64:
936f5bf4bdc57dadef638a9dc0349334  realplayer-10.0.9-0.rhel3.4.i386.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 3 Extras:

i386:
936f5bf4bdc57dadef638a9dc0349334  realplayer-10.0.9-0.rhel3.4.i386.rpm

x86_64:
936f5bf4bdc57dadef638a9dc0349334  realplayer-10.0.9-0.rhel3.4.i386.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 4 Extras:

i386:
f0c57148b5ab8807c684774da25c4014  RealPlayer-10.0.9-2.i386.rpm
2067e264bf98e2a88b314f5d3dbf96b2  RealPlayer-debuginfo-10.0.9-2.i386.rpm

x86_64:
f0c57148b5ab8807c684774da25c4014  RealPlayer-10.0.9-2.i386.rpm
2067e264bf98e2a88b314f5d3dbf96b2  RealPlayer-debuginfo-10.0.9-2.i386.rpm

Red Hat Desktop version 4 Extras:

i386:
f0c57148b5ab8807c684774da25c4014  RealPlayer-10.0.9-2.i386.rpm
2067e264bf98e2a88b314f5d3dbf96b2  RealPlayer-debuginfo-10.0.9-2.i386.rpm

x86_64:
f0c57148b5ab8807c684774da25c4014  RealPlayer-10.0.9-2.i386.rpm
2067e264bf98e2a88b314f5d3dbf96b2  RealPlayer-debuginfo-10.0.9-2.i386.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 4 Extras:

i386:
f0c57148b5ab8807c684774da25c4014  RealPlayer-10.0.9-2.i386.rpm
2067e264bf98e2a88b314f5d3dbf96b2  RealPlayer-debuginfo-10.0.9-2.i386.rpm

x86_64:
f0c57148b5ab8807c684774da25c4014  RealPlayer-10.0.9-2.i386.rpm
2067e264bf98e2a88b314f5d3dbf96b2  RealPlayer-debuginfo-10.0.9-2.i386.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 4 Extras:

i386:
f0c57148b5ab8807c684774da25c4014  RealPlayer-10.0.9-2.i386.rpm
2067e264bf98e2a88b314f5d3dbf96b2  RealPlayer-debuginfo-10.0.9-2.i386.rpm

x86_64:
f0c57148b5ab8807c684774da25c4014  RealPlayer-10.0.9-2.i386.rpm
2067e264bf98e2a88b314f5d3dbf96b2  RealPlayer-debuginfo-10.0.9-2.i386.rpm

RHEL Desktop Supplementary (v. 5 client):

i386:
d7147c25a048a9595d740f4303f24123  RealPlayer-10.0.9-3.el5.i386.rpm
e076740788c42cfe6f0d90e787a47aca  RealPlayer-debuginfo-10.0.9-3.el5.i386.rpm

x86_64:
d7147c25a048a9595d740f4303f24123  RealPlayer-10.0.9-3.el5.i386.rpm
e076740788c42cfe6f0d90e787a47aca  RealPlayer-debuginfo-10.0.9-3.el5.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=CVE-2007-3410
http://www.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/#critical

8. Contact:

The Red Hat security contact is .  More contact
details at https://www.redhat.com/security/team/contact/

Copyright 2007 Red Hat, Inc.
 
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