RealNetworks Patches Security Holes
The company fixes exploits affecting its media player that could allow attackers to execute code and generate buffer overruns.RealNetworks Inc. recently released a security update to plug a series of vulnerabilities in its media players that could open a users machine to malicious code. Security researchers at British-based NGSSoftware Ltd., which issued an advisory on Wednesday, discovered the security holes in December and informed Real Networks of the vulnerabilities. The Seattle-based Real Networks on Wednesday posted a series of fixes to its Web site.
RealNetworks has faced security issues before, particularly with buffer overruns. Click here to read about a series of fixes it issued a year ago.