RealPlayer users advised to patch security bugs

Thursday, 3 March 2005, 11:32 AM EST

Critical bugs in RealNetworks' RealPlayer could let hackers hijack Windows, Mac, and Linux systems, security firms warned Tuesday.

Several editions of RealNetworks' popular media player are at risk from a pair of vulnerabilities, said Danish security firm Secunia, that could allow attackers to compromise machines with specially-crafted .wav and/or .smil, a file type that supports multimedia streaming protocols.

At Linux Pipeline.

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