Debian: New helix-player packages fix arbitrary code execution
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Debian Updated package.
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Debian Security Advisory DSA 915-1                     security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/                             Martin Schulze
December 2nd, 2005                      http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package        : helix-player
Vulnerability  : buffer overflow
Problem type   : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID         : CVE-2005-2629
BugTraq ID     : 15381

An integer overflow has been discovered in helix-player, the helix
audio and video player.  This flaw could allow a remote attacker to
run arbitrary code on a victims computer by supplying a specially
crafted network resource.

This vulnerability is fixed by version 1.0.6-1 in unstable.
Helix-player is not currently in the testing distribution.

The old stable distribution (woody) does not contain a helix-player
package.

For the stable distribution (sarge) these problems have been fixed in
version 1.0.4-1sarge2.

For the unstable distribution (sid) these problems have been fixed in
version 1.0.6-1.

We recommend that you upgrade your helix-player package.


Upgrade Instructions
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wget url
        will fetch the file for you
dpkg -i file.deb
        will install the referenced file.

If you are using the apt-get package manager, use the line for
sources.list as given below:

apt-get update
        will update the internal database
apt-get upgrade
        will install corrected packages

You may use an automated update by adding the resources from the
footer to the proper configuration.


Debian GNU/Linux 3.1 alias sarge
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  Source archives:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/h/helix-player/helix-player_1.0.4-1sarge2.dsc
      Size/MD5 checksum:      908 5abe49b8d746b78b1f70016382d44a35
    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/h/helix-player/helix-player_1.0.4-1sarge2.diff.gz
      Size/MD5 checksum:     9113 b7103af4ca93cb52cd548a4f7da43c3b
    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/h/helix-player/helix-player_1.0.4.orig.tar.gz
      Size/MD5 checksum: 18044552 a277710be35426b317869503a4ad36d7

  Intel IA-32 architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/h/helix-player/helix-player_1.0.4-1sarge2_i386.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:  4289142 afe49d505b51edefe6b66e92720e9a62

  PowerPC architecture:

    http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/h/helix-player/helix-player_1.0.4-1sarge2_powerpc.deb
      Size/MD5 checksum:  4415648 9a9ad7733abed7ffcd6c69ce366d576c


  These files will probably be moved into the stable distribution on
  its next update.

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