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RealPlayer security upgrade available

Media player vendor rushes out a point upgrade in response to a critical vulnerability disclosure.

Security vendor Secunia on Tuesday reported a partial fix for a critical vulnerability it first reported last week affecting the RealPlayer software used to play media within Internet browsers on Windows, Mac, and Linux systems.

Secunia disclosed a critical vulnerability within the rmoc3260 ActiveX control in RealPlayer 11 (11.0.0 - 11.0.2 builds -, 10.5 (,,, and RealPlayer 10 on Windows;RealPlayer 10.1 ( - and 10 ( - 352) on Mac; and RealPlayer 10 on Linux.

Specially crafted Shockwave files could lead to a buffer overflow, which could cause memory corruption under certain circumstances and allow a remote attacker to expose sensitive information on a compromised machine.

In response, Real has made upgrades available for its Windows, Mac and Linux products.