Unchecked Buffer in Microsoft Windows Media Player

Reported November 19, 2001, by Microsoft.

VERSIONS AFFECTED

 

  • Microsoft Windows Media Player for Windows XP

  • Microsoft Windows Media Player 7.1

  • Microsoft Windows Media Player 7

  • Microsoft Windows Media Player 6.4

 

DESCRIPTION
A vulnerability exists in Microsoft Windows Media Player Explorer that might result in a buffer overrun condition. The vulnerability stems from an unchecked buffer in Windows Media Player that can let a specially crafted .asf file crash Windows Media Player or execute code using the user's security context.

 

VENDOR RESPONSE

The vendor, Microsoft, has released security bulletin MS01-056 to address this vulnerability and recommends that affected users immediately apply the patches listed in the security bulletin. Microsoft will also include this fix in Windows 2000 Service Pack 3.

 

CREDIT
Discovered by Microsoft.

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