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

Type debian
Reporter Debian
Modified 2005-09-29T00:00:00


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.


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


    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:

  Size/MD5 checksum:      908 6ff062a280bab4db79c04e08278e28d6
  Size/MD5 checksum:     7788 1e3280253e2d60701b28b153863b2fd0
  Size/MD5 checksum: 18044552 a277710be35426b317869503a4ad36d7

Intel IA-32 architecture:

  Size/MD5 checksum:  4289094 b3d2934818a2139f309f77e4acd50e3d

PowerPC architecture:

  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>