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More RealPlayer flaws leave PCs open to attack

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#1 Scarlett


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Posted 02 March 2005 - 07:09 PM

Security researchers have warned of two RealPlayer flaws they say could allow malicious code to automatically execute on Windows, Linux and Mac OS X systems. RealNetworks has issued patches for the affected software. By Matthew Broersma, Techworld 02 March 2005 The bugs, found in the way RealPlayer handles WAV and SMIL (Synchronized Multimedia Integration Language) files, can be exploited by embedding specially-crafted files in a Web site, according to iDefense, which first notified RealNetworks of the SMIL problem in January. An attack could be carried out by convincing a user to open a malicious SMIL file, or by causing the file to automatically load in RealPlayer from a Web page.
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Posted 02 March 2005 - 08:24 PM

Thanks, just updated.
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