Saturday, October 02, 2004

Viral movies possible with RealPlayer flaw

CNET "A software slipup in RealNetworks' music player means that Windows, Mac and Linux computers could be compromised by a fake movie file, a security company said Friday.

The problem means that fake movie files could be created that, when played by vulnerable Real software, would run a program instead. The flaw appears in RealPlayer 10 for Windows and Mac OS X, the RealOne Player for Windows and Mac OS X and the Real Helix Player for Linux.

'Anyone who has RealPlayer is affected, and there are many people with RealPlayer,' said Marc Maiffret, chief hacking officer at software security company eEye Digital Security, the company that discovered the security issue."

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