[SECURITY] [DSA 826-1] New helix-player packages fix multiple vulnerabilities

2005-09-29T00:00:00
ID DEBIAN:DSA-826-1:B8F64
Type debian
Reporter Debian
Modified 2005-09-29T00:00:00

Description


Debian Security Advisory DSA 826-1 security@debian.org http://www.debian.org/security/ Michael Stone September 29th, 2005 http://www.debian.org/security/faq


Package : helix-player Vulnerability : multiple Problem type : remote Debian-specific: no CVE Id(s) : CAN-2005-1766 CAN-2005-2710 Debian Bug : 316276 330364

Multiple security vulnerabilities have been identified in the helix-player media player that could allow an attacker to execute code on the victim's machine via specially crafted network resources.

CAN-2005-1766

    Buffer overflow in the RealText parser could allow remote code
    execution via a specially crafted RealMedia file with a long
    RealText string.

CAN-2005-2710

    Format string vulnerability in Real HelixPlayer and RealPlayer 10
    allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via the image
    handle attribute in a RealPix (.rp) or RealText (.rt) file.

For the stable distribution (sarge), these problems have been fixed in version 1.0.4-1sarge1

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


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


helix-player was distributed only on the i386 and powerpc architecures

Source archives:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/h/helix-player/helix-player_1.0.4-1sarge1.dsc
  Size/MD5 checksum:      908 6ff062a280bab4db79c04e08278e28d6
http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/h/helix-player/helix-player_1.0.4-1sarge1.diff.gz
  Size/MD5 checksum:     7788 1e3280253e2d60701b28b153863b2fd0
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_1.0.4-1sarge1_i386.deb
  Size/MD5 checksum:  4289094 b3d2934818a2139f309f77e4acd50e3d

PowerPC architecture:

http://security.debian.org/pool/updates/main/h/helix-player/helix-player_1.0.4-1sarge1_powerpc.deb
  Size/MD5 checksum:  4415404 f771482fd671da4848d6a496df128f69

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


For apt-get: deb http://security.debian.org/ stable/updates main For dpkg-ftp: ftp://security.debian.org/debian-security dists/stable/updates/main Mailing list: debian-security-announce@lists.debian.org Package info: `apt-cache show <pkg>' and http://packages.debian.org/<pkg>