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Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
RedHat Linux An updated HelixPlayer package that fixes several security issues is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4. This update has been rated as having critical security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.
=====================================================================
                   Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis:          Critical: HelixPlayer security update
Advisory ID:       RHSA-2010:0094-02
Product:           Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Advisory URL:      https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2010-0094.html
Issue date:        2010-02-09
CVE Names:         CVE-2009-4242 CVE-2009-4245 CVE-2009-4247 
                   CVE-2009-4248 CVE-2009-4257 CVE-2010-0416 
                   CVE-2010-0417 
=====================================================================

1. Summary:

An updated HelixPlayer package that fixes several security issues is now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.

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. Description:

HelixPlayer is a media player.

Multiple buffer and integer overflow flaws were found in the way
HelixPlayer processed Graphics Interchange Format (GIF) files. An attacker
could create a specially-crafted GIF file which would cause HelixPlayer to
crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code when opened. (CVE-2009-4242,
CVE-2009-4245)

A buffer overflow flaw was found in the way HelixPlayer processed
Synchronized Multimedia Integration Language (SMIL) files. An attacker
could create a specially-crafted SMIL file which would cause HelixPlayer to
crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code when opened. (CVE-2009-4257)

A buffer overflow flaw was found in the way HelixPlayer handled the Real
Time Streaming Protocol (RTSP) SET_PARAMETER directive. A malicious RTSP
server could use this flaw to crash HelixPlayer or, potentially, execute
arbitrary code. (CVE-2009-4248)

Multiple buffer overflow flaws were discovered in the way HelixPlayer
handled RuleBook structures in media files and RTSP streams.
Specially-crafted input could cause HelixPlayer to crash or, potentially,
execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2009-4247, CVE-2010-0417)

A buffer overflow flaw was found in the way HelixPlayer performed URL
un-escaping. A specially-crafted URL string could cause HelixPlayer to
crash or, potentially, execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2010-0416)

All HelixPlayer users are advised to upgrade to this updated package,
which contains backported patches to resolve these issues. All running
instances of HelixPlayer must be restarted for this update to take effect.

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/docs/DOC-11259

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

561309 - CVE-2009-4257 HelixPlayer / RealPlayer: SMIL getAtom heap buffer overflow
561338 - CVE-2009-4247 HelixPlayer / RealPlayer: RTSP client ASM RuleBook stack buffer overflow
561361 - CVE-2009-4248 HelixPlayer / RealPlayer: RTSP SET_PARAMETER buffer overflow
561436 - CVE-2009-4242 HelixPlayer / RealPlayer: GIF file heap overflow
561441 - CVE-2009-4245 HelixPlayer / RealPlayer: compressed GIF heap overflow
561856 - CVE-2010-0416 HelixPlayer / RealPlayer: URL unescape buffer overflow
561860 - CVE-2010-0417 HelixPlayer / RealPlayer: rule book handling heap corruption

6. Package List:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 4:

Source:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4AS/en/os/SRPMS/HelixPlayer-1.0.6-1.el4_8.1.src.rpm

i386:
HelixPlayer-1.0.6-1.el4_8.1.i386.rpm
HelixPlayer-debuginfo-1.0.6-1.el4_8.1.i386.rpm

ppc:
HelixPlayer-1.0.6-1.el4_8.1.ppc.rpm
HelixPlayer-debuginfo-1.0.6-1.el4_8.1.ppc.rpm

x86_64:
HelixPlayer-1.0.6-1.el4_8.1.i386.rpm
HelixPlayer-debuginfo-1.0.6-1.el4_8.1.i386.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop version 4:

Source:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4Desktop/en/os/SRPMS/HelixPlayer-1.0.6-1.el4_8.1.src.rpm

i386:
HelixPlayer-1.0.6-1.el4_8.1.i386.rpm
HelixPlayer-debuginfo-1.0.6-1.el4_8.1.i386.rpm

x86_64:
HelixPlayer-1.0.6-1.el4_8.1.i386.rpm
HelixPlayer-debuginfo-1.0.6-1.el4_8.1.i386.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 4:

Source:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4ES/en/os/SRPMS/HelixPlayer-1.0.6-1.el4_8.1.src.rpm

i386:
HelixPlayer-1.0.6-1.el4_8.1.i386.rpm
HelixPlayer-debuginfo-1.0.6-1.el4_8.1.i386.rpm

x86_64:
HelixPlayer-1.0.6-1.el4_8.1.i386.rpm
HelixPlayer-debuginfo-1.0.6-1.el4_8.1.i386.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 4:

Source:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4WS/en/os/SRPMS/HelixPlayer-1.0.6-1.el4_8.1.src.rpm

i386:
HelixPlayer-1.0.6-1.el4_8.1.i386.rpm
HelixPlayer-debuginfo-1.0.6-1.el4_8.1.i386.rpm

x86_64:
HelixPlayer-1.0.6-1.el4_8.1.i386.rpm
HelixPlayer-debuginfo-1.0.6-1.el4_8.1.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:

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2009-4242.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2009-4245.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2009-4247.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2009-4248.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2009-4257.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2010-0416.html
https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2010-0417.html
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 2010 Red Hat, Inc.
 
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