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Old 09-28-2005, 01:01 PM   #1
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any one using real player on linux should read this,39020330,39222693,00.htm
Old 09-28-2005, 08:06 PM   #2
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I'll remove the mystery....

RealPlayer and Helix Player in Linux security scare
Dawn Kawamoto
September 28, 2005, 09:35 BST

Users who run the media players on Linux or Unix are at risk of attack, security experts claim

Popular media players RealPlayer and Helix Player are at risk of a security vulnerability that could let malicious attackers launch remote attacks on a user's system, security experts say.
Old 09-28-2005, 08:39 PM   #3
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"Real has been duly informed about the issue and (they) are fixing (it). Sadly, though, it seems someone is trying to pinch my research. As such, I have been forced to release this advisory sooner than hoped,"
this sounds like a broken record........M$/Bill Gates pulls this crap all the time.........for 6 months in late '03, IE and windows media player had a bug that went unfixed , and the good folks @ M$ and "eye security" kept it quite-- meanwhile millions of systems were open to attack and the users had no Clue about it..........It is the same ole song and dance from Corporate America........screw the users over and make $$$ off support calls........
Old 09-28-2005, 09:00 PM   #4
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there do seem to be alot of buffer problems with that real player thing
not really any excuse for quite so many code mistakes.
Old 09-29-2005, 06:56 AM   #5
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Moved to Linux - Security.
Old 09-29-2005, 09:28 AM   #6
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Thanks, I'll sticky this for awhile.
Old 10-01-2005, 02:21 PM   #7
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looks like they've fixed it...
Old 10-14-2005, 04:45 PM   #8
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never use RealPlayer it's the worst coded piece of software ever.. it's 2 years they find new codestreams to exploit it!!!!


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