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Bug 155386 - CAN-2005-0755 HelixPlayer buffer overflow
Summary: CAN-2005-0755 HelixPlayer buffer overflow
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: HelixPlayer
Version: 4.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
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Assignee: Colin Walters
QA Contact:
Whiteboard: impact=critical,public=20050419,repor...
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2005-04-19 20:50 UTC by Josh Bressers
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:07 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2005-04-20 17:26:16 UTC
Target Upstream Version:

Attachments (Terms of Use)

System ID Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2005:392 normal SHIPPED_LIVE Critical: HelixPlayer security update 2005-04-20 04:00:00 UTC

Description Josh Bressers 2005-04-19 20:50:33 UTC
+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #153931 +++

We have been informed of a buffer overflow issue in the version of HelixPlayer
we ship.  A malicious RAM file can overflow a buffer and execute arbitrary code
on a victims machine.

Comment 1 Josh Bressers 2005-04-19 20:52:35 UTC
There's no update on the Helix site for this, and I see nothing the the Helix
CVS to patch this, we're just screwed for now until we have something to update
the packages.

Comment 2 Josh Bressers 2005-04-19 21:50:09 UTC
Updated helix source is here:

Comment 3 Jay Turner 2005-04-20 08:40:39 UTC
Fix confirmed with HelixPlayer-1.0.4-1.1.EL4.2.  Moving to PROD_READY.

Comment 4 Josh Bressers 2005-04-20 17:26:16 UTC
An advisory has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on the solution and/or where to find the updated files,
please follow the link below. You may reopen this bug report
if the solution does not work for you.

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