Red Hat issues HelixPlaye update

Red Hat has issued an updated HelixPlayer package that fixes a buffer overflow in the media player.

The buffer overflow bug was found in the way HelixPlayer processes SMIL files. An attacker could create a specially crafted SMIL file, which when combined with a malicious web server, could execute arbitrary code when opened by a user.

All users of HelixPlayer are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which contains HelixPlayer version 10.0.5 and is not vulnerable to this issue.

More information can be found at

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