Microsoft Windows Media Player PNG buffer overflow
|win-png-bo (19096)||High Risk|
Microsoft Windows Media Player is a multimedia player for many formats of music and video files. Windows Media Player version 9 (when running on Windows 2000, Windows XP SP1 and SP2, or Windows Server 2003), Microsoft MSN Messenger 6.1 and 6.2, Windows 98, Windows 98 SE and Windows ME are vulnerable to a buffer overflow, caused by improper handling of PNG (Portable Network Graphics) files. By creating a PNG file containing a large width or height value, a remote attacker could overflow a buffer and execute arbitrary code on the system, once the malicious PNG file is opened.
Apply the appropriate patch for your system, as listed in the latest Microsoft Security Bulletin. See References.
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Use Microsoft Automatic Update if it is supported by your operating system. The original bulletin issued by Microsoft has been superseded.
- CIAC Information Bulletin P-136: Microsoft PNG Processing Vulnerability.
- Microsoft Security Bulletin MS05-009: Vulnerability in PNG Processing Could Lead to Buffer Overrun (890261).
- Microsoft Security Bulletin MS05-022: Vulnerability in MSN Messenger Could Lead to Remote Code Execution (896597).
- Microsoft Security Bulletin MS06-005: Vulnerability in Windows Media Player Could Allow Remote Code Execution (911565).
- Microsoft Security Bulletin MS06-024: Vulnerability in Windows Media Player Could Allow Remote Code Execution (917734).
- BID-12485: Microsoft Windows Media Player Remote PNG Image Format Buffer Overflow Vulnerability
- CVE-2004-1244: Windows Media Player 9 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a PNG file containing large (1) width or (2) height values, aka the PNG Processing Vulnerability.
- US-CERT VU#259890: Windows Media Player does not properly handle PNG images with excessive width or height values
- Microsoft MSN Messenger 6.1
- Microsoft MSN Messenger 6.2
- Microsoft Windows 2003 Server
- Microsoft Windows Media Player 9
- Microsoft Windows XP SP2
- Microsoft Windows XP SP1
Feb 08, 2005
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