Microsoft Windows Knowledge Base Article 2636391 update is not installed

win-ms12kb2636391-update (71994) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk

Description:

Microsoft Windows Knowledge Base Article 2636391 update is not installed on the system, which could allow an attacker to exploit the following vulnerabilities:

Microsoft Windows Media Player could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the system, caused by the improper handling of malicious files by the Windows multimedia library (winmm.dll) component. By persuading a victim to open a specially-crafted MIDI file, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code on the system.

Microsoft Windows could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the system, caused by the improper handling of malicious media files by the DirectShow (Quartz.dll and Qdvd.dll) components. By persuading a victim to open a specially-crafted media file, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code on the system.


Consequences:

Informational

Remedy:

Apply the appropriate patch for your system, as listed in Microsoft Security Bulletin MS12-004. See References.

References:

  • IBM Internet Security Systems X-Force Database: Microsoft Windows Media Player MIDI code execution.
  • IBM Internet Security Systems X-Force Database: Microsoft Windows DirectShow code execution.
  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS12-004: Vulnerabilities in Windows Media Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2636391).
  • CVE-2012-0003: Unspecified vulnerability in winmm.dll in Windows Multimedia Library in Windows Media Player (WMP) in Microsoft Windows XP SP2 and SP3, Server 2003 SP2, Vista SP2, and Server 2008 SP2 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted MIDI file, aka MIDI Remote Code Execution Vulnerability.
  • CVE-2012-0004: Unspecified vulnerability in DirectShow in DirectX in Microsoft Windows XP SP2 and SP3, Windows Server 2003 SP2, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 SP2, R2, and R2 SP1, and Windows 7 Gold and SP1 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted media file, related to Quartz.dll, Qdvd.dll, closed captioning, and the Line21 DirectShow filter, aka DirectShow Remote Code Execution Vulnerability.

Platforms Affected:

  • Microsoft Windows 7 x32
  • Microsoft Windows 7 SP1 x64
  • Microsoft Windows Media Center TV Pack for Windows Vista x32
  • Microsoft Windows Media Center TV Pack for Windows Vista x64
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 SP2 x64
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 SP2 Itanium
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 SP2
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 x64
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 x64
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Itanium
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 x64
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 SP2 x32
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Itanium
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 SP2 Itanium
  • Microsoft Windows Vista SP2
  • Microsoft Windows Vista SP2 x64
  • Microsoft Windows Vista
  • Microsoft Windows XP SP2 x64 Professional
  • Microsoft Windows XP SP3

Reported:

Not available

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