Microsoft Windows Media Player .mpg denial of service

win-mediaplayer-mpg-dos (56435) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk


Microsoft Windows Media Player is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by a divide-by-zero error when processing .mpg audio files. By persuading a victim to open a specially-crafted .mpg file, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause the application to crash.


Base Score: 4.3
  Access Vector: Network
  Access Complexity: Medium
  Authentication: None
  Confidentiality Impact: None
  Integrity Impact: None
  Availability Impact: Partial
Temporal Score: 3.7
  Exploitability: Proof-of-Concept
  Remediation Level: Unavailable
  Report Confidence: Uncorroborated


Denial of Service


No remedy available as of September 1, 2014.


Platforms Affected:

  • Microsoft Windows Media Player 11.0.5721.5145


Feb 22, 2010

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