Microsoft Windows Media Player ASX playlist buffer overflow
|windowsmedia-asxplaylist-bo (30586)||High Risk|
Windows Media Player is vulnerable to a heap-based buffer overflow in the WMVCORE.DLL library, caused by improper bounds checking of "REF HREF" URLs in Advanced Stream Redirector (.ASX) files. By creating a malformed ASX file and persuading a victim to open the file, a remote attacker could overflow a buffer and cause the application to crash or execute arbitrary code on the system with the privileges of the victim. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by hosting the malicious file on a Web site or sending it 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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- BugTraq Mailing List, Wed Nov 22 2006 - 03:08:04 CST : Windows Media ASX PlayList File Denial Of Service Vulnerability.
- EEYEZD-20061122: ASX Playlist.
- IBM Internet Security Systems Protection Alert, Dec. 6, 2006: Windows Media Player ASX playlist buffer overflow.
- Microsoft Security Bulletin MS06-078: Vulnerability in Windows Media Player Could Allow Remote Code Execution (923689).
- Microsoft Security Bulletin MS07-068: Vulnerability in Windows Media File Format Could Allow Remote Code Execution (941569 and 944275).
- ASA-2006-274: MS06-078 Vulnerability in Windows Media Format Could Allow Remote Code Execution (923689)
- BID-21247: Windows Media Player ASX PlayList File Heap Overflow Vulnerability
- CVE-2006-6134: Heap-based buffer overflow in the WMCheckURLScheme function in WMVCORE.DLL in Microsoft Windows Media Player (WMP) 10.00.00.4036 on Windows XP SP2, Server 2003, and Server 2003 SP1 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) and execute arbitrary code via a long HREF attribute, using an unrecognized protocol, in a REF element in an ASX PlayList file.
- SA22971: Windows Media Player ASX/ASF File Parsing Vulnerabilities
- SECTRACK ID: 1017354: Windows Media Player ASX Playlist File Buffer Overflow May Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
- US-CERT VU#208769: Microsoft Windows Media Player fails to properly handle malformed Windows Media Metafiles
- VUPEN/ADV-2006-4882: Microsoft Windows Media Player Remote Command Execution Vulnerabilities (MS06-078)
- Microsoft Windows Media Format Runtime 7.1
- Microsoft Windows Media Format Runtime 9
- Microsoft Windows Media Format Runtime 9.5
- Microsoft Windows Media Format Runtime 9.5 x64
Nov 22, 2006
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