1/3/2008

US-CERT warns of flaw in latest RealPlayer

Filed under: — By Aviran Mordo @ 1:26 am

US-CERT is warning computer users of a possible problem with the latest version of RealPlayer after a Russian security company claimed to have found a way to exploit a critical flaw in the multimedia software.

US-CERT (United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team) published its warning on Wednesday, the day after Gleg chief technology officer Evgeny Legerov announced the exploit code in a posting to the Daily Dave security discussion list.

The flaw affects the latest version 11 of RealPlayer running on Windows XP, service pack 2, according to Gleg. A Flash demonstration of the vulnerability has been posted to the Gleg Web site, but the company has not released its attack code or any technical details of the flaw.

 

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