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ESB-2005.0234 -- RHSA-2005:299-01 -- Important: realplayer security update

Date: 22 March 2005

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                     ESB-2005.0234 -- RHSA-2005:299-01
                   Important: realplayer security update
                               22 March 2005

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        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
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Product:           RealPlayer
Publisher:         Red Hat
Operating System:  Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS/ES/WS 3
                   Red Hat Desktop version 3
Impact:            Reduced Security
Access:            Remote/Unauthenticated

Original Bulletin: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2005-299.html

Comment: This Red Hat advisory is for Desktop and Enterprise Linux version 3
         only. The same vulnerability may exist in other versions, and
         administrators are advised to check the vendor's web site for further
         details.

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                   Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis:          Important: realplayer security update
Advisory ID:       RHSA-2005:299-01
Advisory URL:      https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2005-299.html
Issue date:        2005-03-21
Updated on:        2005-03-21
Product:           Red Hat Enterprise Linux Extras
Keywords:          LACD
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1. Summary:

Updated realplayer packages that fix a number of security issues are now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 Extras.

This update has been rated as having important security impact by the Red
Hat Security Response Team.

2. Relevant releases/architectures:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 3 Extras - i386
Red Hat Desktop version 3 Extras - i386
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 3 Extras - i386
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 3 Extras - i386

3. Problem description:

The realplayer package contains RealPlayer, a media format player.

A number of security issues have been discovered in RealPlayer 8 of which a
subset are believed to affect the Linux version as shipped with Red Hat
Enterprise Linux 3 Extras.  RealPlayer 8 is no longer supported by
RealNetworks.

Users of RealPlayer are advised to upgrade to this erratum package which
contains RealPlayer 10.

4. Solution:

Before applying this update, make sure that all previously-released
errata relevant to your system have been applied.  Use Red Hat
Network to download and update your packages.  To launch the Red Hat
Update Agent, use the following command:

    up2date

For information on how to install packages manually, refer to the
following Web page for the System Administration or Customization
guide specific to your system:

5. Bug IDs fixed (http://bugzilla.redhat.com/):

150341 - RHEL3 U5: Update to RealPlayer 10

6. RPMs required:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS version 3 Extras:

i386:
ba5814b72fd7f0c4838fd628d6d9ec2b  realplayer-10.0.3-1.rhel3.i386.rpm

Red Hat Desktop version 3 Extras:

i386:
ba5814b72fd7f0c4838fd628d6d9ec2b  realplayer-10.0.3-1.rhel3.i386.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 3 Extras:

i386:
ba5814b72fd7f0c4838fd628d6d9ec2b  realplayer-10.0.3-1.rhel3.i386.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 3 Extras:

i386:
ba5814b72fd7f0c4838fd628d6d9ec2b  realplayer-10.0.3-1.rhel3.i386.rpm

These packages are GPG signed by Red Hat for security.  Our key and 
details on how to verify the signature are available from
https://www.redhat.com/security/team/key/#package

7. Contact:

The Red Hat security contact is <secalert@redhat.com>.  More contact
details at https://www.redhat.com/security/team/contact/

Copyright 2005 Red Hat, Inc.

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