Microsoft Windows Media Player BMP image parsing service buffer overflow
|win-media-player-bmp-bo (24488)||High Risk|
Microsoft Windows Media Player is vulnerable to a buffer overflow, caused by improper bounds in the BMP image parsing service. By creating a malicious bitmap file, a remote attacker could overflow a buffer and execute arbitrary code on a victim's system with privileges of the victim, once the victim opens the malicious file. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by hosting the file on a Web site or sending it to a victim as an email attachment.
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 The original bulletin issued by Microsoft has been superseded.
- eEye Digital Security Advisory AD20060214: Windows Media Player BMP Heap Overflow.
- 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).
- ASA-2006-047: Windows Security Updates for February 2006 - (MS06-004 to MS06-010)
- BID-16633: Microsoft Windows Media Player Bitmap Handling Buffer Overflow Vulnerability
- CVE-2006-0006: Heap-based buffer overflow in the bitmap processing routine in Microsoft Windows Media Player 7.1 on Windows 2000 SP4, Media Player 9 on Windows 2000 SP4 and XP SP1, and Media Player 10 on XP SP1 and SP2 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted bitmap (.BMP) file that specifies a size of 0 but contains additional data.
- SA18835: Windows Media Player Bitmap File Processing Vulnerability
- SECTRACK ID: 1015627: Windows Media Player Bitmap File Bug May Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
- US-CERT VU#291396: Microsoft Windows Media Player vulnerable to buffer overflow in bitmap processing routine
- VUPEN/ADV-2006-0574: Microsoft Windows Media Player BMP Handling Vulnerability (MS06-005)
- Microsoft Windows 2000 SP4
- Microsoft Windows Media Player 10
- Microsoft Windows Media Player 7.1
- Microsoft Windows Media Player 9
- Microsoft Windows Media Player XP
- Microsoft Windows XP SP1
- Microsoft Windows XP SP2
Feb 14, 2006
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