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RealNetworks Inc. recently released a security update to plug a series of vulnerabilities in its media players that could open a user’s 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, in its latest security update, identifies three separate exploits that could affect one or more of the following media players: RealOne Player, RealOne Player v2, RealPlayer 8, RealPlayer 10 Beta and RealOne Enterprise Desktop or RealPlayer Enterprise.

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