RedHat: Critical: HelixPlayer security update
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
RedHat Linux 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.
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                   Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis:          Critical: HelixPlayer security update
Advisory ID:       RHSA-2005:392-03
Advisory URL:      https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2005-392.html
Issue date:        2005-04-20
Updated on:        2005-04-20
Product:           Red Hat Enterprise Linux
CVE Names:         CAN-2005-0755
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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 RAM files.
An attacker could create a specially crafted RAM file which could execute
arbitrary code when opened by a user. The Common Vulnerabilities and
Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CAN-2005-0755 to
this issue.

All users of HelixPlayer are advised to upgrade to this updated package,
which contains HelixPlayer version 10.0.4 and is not vulnerable to this
issue.

4. Solution:

Before applying this update, make sure that all previously-released
errata relevant to your system have been applied.  Use Red Hat
Network to download and update your packages.  To launch the Red Hat
Update Agent, use the following command:

    up2date

For information on how to install packages manually, refer to the
following Web page for the System Administration or Customization
guide specific to your system:

    http://www.redhat.com/docs/manuals/enterprise/

5. Bug IDs fixed (http://bugzilla.redhat.com/):

155386 - HelixPlayer buffer overflow

6. RPMs required:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 4:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4AS/en/os/SRPMS/HelixPlayer-1.0.4-1.1.EL4.2.src.rpm
7b8b717486cef711cedac7624fccae37  HelixPlayer-1.0.4-1.1.EL4.2.src.rpm

i386:
1c7a616a6867f71cf23e05ea6b3c313a  HelixPlayer-1.0.4-1.1.EL4.2.i386.rpm

ppc:
df33b125bab4b771cc7036c9aa7d4345  HelixPlayer-1.0.4-1.1.EL4.2.ppc.rpm

x86_64:
1c7a616a6867f71cf23e05ea6b3c313a  HelixPlayer-1.0.4-1.1.EL4.2.i386.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop version 4:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4Desktop/en/os/SRPMS/HelixPlayer-1.0.4-1.1.EL4.2.src.rpm
7b8b717486cef711cedac7624fccae37  HelixPlayer-1.0.4-1.1.EL4.2.src.rpm

i386:
1c7a616a6867f71cf23e05ea6b3c313a  HelixPlayer-1.0.4-1.1.EL4.2.i386.rpm

x86_64:
1c7a616a6867f71cf23e05ea6b3c313a  HelixPlayer-1.0.4-1.1.EL4.2.i386.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 4:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4ES/en/os/SRPMS/HelixPlayer-1.0.4-1.1.EL4.2.src.rpm
7b8b717486cef711cedac7624fccae37  HelixPlayer-1.0.4-1.1.EL4.2.src.rpm

i386:
1c7a616a6867f71cf23e05ea6b3c313a  HelixPlayer-1.0.4-1.1.EL4.2.i386.rpm

x86_64:
1c7a616a6867f71cf23e05ea6b3c313a  HelixPlayer-1.0.4-1.1.EL4.2.i386.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 4:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4WS/en/os/SRPMS/HelixPlayer-1.0.4-1.1.EL4.2.src.rpm
7b8b717486cef711cedac7624fccae37  HelixPlayer-1.0.4-1.1.EL4.2.src.rpm

i386:
1c7a616a6867f71cf23e05ea6b3c313a  HelixPlayer-1.0.4-1.1.EL4.2.i386.rpm

x86_64:
1c7a616a6867f71cf23e05ea6b3c313a  HelixPlayer-1.0.4-1.1.EL4.2.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://service.real.com/help/faq/security/050419_player/EN/
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2005-0755

8. Contact:

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

Copyright 2005 Red Hat, Inc.