Symantec issued the warning late Thursday noting that this is not the first time a flaw in the component, known as ierpplug.dll, has been reported. Last December, a security researcher was able to exploit the component to achieve a denial of service.
Reports of the spreading exploit code were promptly quashed today, however, when RealNetworks released a patch to address the security hole found in the Windows versions of RealOne Player, RealOne Player version 2, RealPlayer 10.5 and RealPlayer 11 beta – RealPlayer 8 or earlier versions in Windows as well as Linux and Macintosh versions of RealPlayer are not affected. If you are using one of the affected versions, Symantec and RealNetworks urge to install the latest patch as soon as possible.
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