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RealPlayer update includes security fixes

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 17 Aug 2011 8:08 User comments (6)

RealPlayer update includes security fixes Update addresses vulnerabilities in popular RealPlayer SP.
If you use RealPlayer for Windows, Mac or RealPlayer Enterprise, RealNetworks recommends that you make sure that it is up to date. The latest version of the software patches vulnerabilities and several other software bugs reported by users.

The security vulnerabilities, if exploited, can allow an attacker to run arbitrary code on a victim's PC. All the user has to do for this to happen is to visit a maliciously crafted website, or open a malicious file that targets the security holes.

Users of RealPlayer software should update it at: www.real.com

More information: service.real.com

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6 user comments

117.8.2011 10:15

Wow, how does this company still exist. Who uses that piece of **** software anymore?-)

217.8.2011 11:40

Originally posted by RichardvonBacon:
Wow, how does this company still exist. Who uses that piece of **** software anymore?-)
Lol took the words right out of my mouth. I can't remember the last time I've ever heard of anyone using that crap.

317.8.2011 19:08
Zed56
Unverified new user

what do you mean who uses this? this software was recorded by Download Accelerator Plus with over 2,000,000 downloads last week, that doesnt include the number of people who download it without using download accelerator plus, its used by millions of people around the world and im one who uses it, its improced greatly from RealOne Player and i think people should give it a chance before knockingit

417.8.2011 19:25

I haven't used it since about 2003 and I'm in the streaming media industry

525.8.2011 13:34

I use and love realplayer. Its the best player out there. what is everyone else using? Windows media player maybe?
If someone is using something better than realplayer, please let me know what it is.

69.3.2012 21:28
DesktopGuy
Unverified new user

I manage a fleet of about 5000 desktops and have no idea why anyone would need this. Yeah can understand a home user might like it as their preferred media player for some reason or other (soft core porn streaming?). We're rolling out a new desktop and I haven't packaged Real Player for deployment to anyone, if someone misses it they can let me know and I'll ask why do you need this? We have quicktime, flash and silverlight available because there's legitimate business material on the internet streamed over these but not realplayer. We have 5 current users of it and I'll post back if one of them actually misses it and has a reason for needing it.

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