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RedHat: Critical: RealPlayer security update Print E-mail
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Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
RedHat Linux RealPlayer 10.0.9 as shipped in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 Extras, 4 Extras, and 5 Supplementary, contains a security flaw and should not be used. This update has been rated as having critical security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team. [Updated 17 September 2008]
=====================================================================
                   Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis:          Critical: RealPlayer security update
Advisory ID:       RHSA-2008:0812-02
Product:           Red Hat Enterprise Linux Extras
Advisory URL:      https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2008-0812.html
Issue date:        2008-07-31
Updated on:        2008-09-17
CVE Names:         CVE-2007-5400 
=====================================================================

1. Summary:

RealPlayer 10.0.9 as shipped in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 Extras, 4
Extras, and 5 Supplementary, contains a security flaw and should not be
used.

This update has been rated as having critical security impact by the Red
Hat Security Response Team.

[Updated 17 September 2008]
We have updated this erratum to include packages which remove RealPlayer
from Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 Extras, 4 Extras and 5 Supplementary.

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
RHEL Supplementary (v. 5 server) - i386, x86_64

3. Description:

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

RealPlayer 10.0.9 is vulnerable to a critical security flaw and should no
longer be used. A remote attacker could leverage this flaw to execute
arbitrary code as the user running RealPlayer. (CVE-2007-5400)

This issue is addressed in RealPlayer 11. Red Hat is unable to ship
RealPlayer 11 due to additional proprietary codecs included in that
version. Therefore, users who wish to continue to use RealPlayer should get
an update directly from www.real.com.

This update removes the RealPlayer 10.0.9 packages due to their known
security vulnerabilities.

4. Solution:

Before applying this update, make sure that all previously-released
errata relevant to your system have been applied.

This update is available via Red Hat Network.  Details on how to use
the Red Hat Network to apply this update are available at
http://kbase.redhat.com/faq/FAQ_58_10188

5. Bugs fixed (http://bugzilla.redhat.com/):

456855 - CVE-2007-5400 RealPlayer: SWF Frame Handling Buffer Overflow

6. Package List:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 3 Extras:

i386:
realplayer-uninstall-10.0.9-0.rhel3.7.i386.rpm

x86_64:
realplayer-uninstall-10.0.9-0.rhel3.7.i386.rpm

Red Hat Desktop version 3 Extras:

i386:
realplayer-uninstall-10.0.9-0.rhel3.7.i386.rpm

x86_64:
realplayer-uninstall-10.0.9-0.rhel3.7.i386.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 3 Extras:

i386:
realplayer-uninstall-10.0.9-0.rhel3.7.i386.rpm

x86_64:
realplayer-uninstall-10.0.9-0.rhel3.7.i386.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 3 Extras:

i386:
realplayer-uninstall-10.0.9-0.rhel3.7.i386.rpm

x86_64:
realplayer-uninstall-10.0.9-0.rhel3.7.i386.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 4 Extras:

i386:
RealPlayer-uninstall-10.0.9-3.i386.rpm

x86_64:
RealPlayer-uninstall-10.0.9-3.i386.rpm

Red Hat Desktop version 4 Extras:

i386:
RealPlayer-uninstall-10.0.9-3.i386.rpm

x86_64:
RealPlayer-uninstall-10.0.9-3.i386.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 4 Extras:

i386:
RealPlayer-uninstall-10.0.9-3.i386.rpm

x86_64:
RealPlayer-uninstall-10.0.9-3.i386.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 4 Extras:

i386:
RealPlayer-uninstall-10.0.9-3.i386.rpm

x86_64:
RealPlayer-uninstall-10.0.9-3.i386.rpm

RHEL Desktop Supplementary (v. 5 client):

i386:
RealPlayer-uninstall-10.0.9-4.el5.i386.rpm

x86_64:
RealPlayer-uninstall-10.0.9-4.el5.i386.rpm

RHEL Supplementary (v. 5 server):

i386:
RealPlayer-uninstall-10.0.9-4.el5.i386.rpm

x86_64:
RealPlayer-uninstall-10.0.9-4.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-2007-5400
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 2008 Red Hat, Inc.
 
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