Friday, January 22, 2010

Is it time to remove Real Player from your system?

When was the last time you used Real Player to view anything?  If you can't remember, don't patch, just uninstall it.  The free open-source player VLC media player will play Real media, so you don't need it any more.

US-CERT Current Activity: RealNetworks, Inc. Releases Updates to Address Vulnerabilities
added January 22, 2010 at 08:36 am

RealNetworks, Inc. has released updates to address multiple vulnerabilities in several versions of RealPlayer for Windows, Mac, and Linux and several versions of the Helix Player for Linux. These vulnerabilities may allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code.

US-CERT encourages users and administrators to review the RealNetworks, Inc. advisory and apply any necessary updates to help mitigate the risks.

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