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Security update for RealPlayer


(Last modified: 06OCT2005)

solutions Security update for RealPlayer SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (c4a54aaea5aff885a4e7d0ade1b5b490)

Applies to

Package: RealPlayer
Product(s): Novell Linux Desktop 9 for x86
Novell Linux Desktop 9 for x86_64
Patch: patch-10511
Release: 20051006
Obsoletes: none


Everyone should update.



Problem description

This update fixes the following security issue in RealPlayer:
  • A format string bug in the RealPix (.rp) file format parser (CAN-2005-2710).
This bug allowed remote attackers to execute arbitrary code by supplying a specially crafted file, e.g via Webpage or E-Mail.


Please install the updates provided at the location noted below.

Installation notes

This update is provided as an RPM package that can easily be installed onto a running system by using this command:
rpm -Fvh RealPlayer.rpm

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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