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Category:   Application (Multimedia)  >   Windows Media Player Vendors:   Microsoft
Windows Media Player Bitmap File Bug May Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1015627
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1015627
CVE Reference:   CVE-2006-0006   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Feb 14 2006
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 7.1, 9, 10
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Windows Media Player. A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system.

A remote user can create a specially crafted bitmap (.bmp) file that, when loaded by the target user, will trigger a buffer overflow in Windows Media Player and execute arbitrary code. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

Microsoft credits Marc Maiffret of eEye with reporting this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can create a file that, when loaded by the target user, will execute arbitrary code on the target user's system with the privileges of the target user.
Solution:   The vendor has issued the following fixes:

Windows Media Player for XP on Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 1:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=110054F2-244D-4036-B98C-E951CBA7E9BA

Windows Media Player 9 on Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=8F9EEF16-04F7-4DA8-A0EF-1797B52D0B4B

Windows Media Player 9 on Microsoft Windows Server 2003:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=8F9EEF16-04F7-4DA8-A0EF-1797B52D0B4B

Microsoft Windows Media Player 7.1 when installed on Windows 2000 Service Pack 4:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=26A0B9E1-1242-4E55-B3D4-8377B83257C6

Microsoft Windows Media Player 9 when installed on Windows 2000 Service Pack 4 or Windows XP Service Pack 1:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=8F9EEF16-04F7-4DA8-A0EF-1797B52D0B4B

Microsoft Windows Media Player 10 when installed on Windows XP Service Pack 1 or Windows XP Service Pack 2:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=182735E1-9382-4F2E-A624-D2316A96B411

A restart is not required.

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms06-005.mspx

Vendor URL:  www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms06-005.mspx (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error
Underlying OS:  Windows (98), Windows (2000), Windows (2003), Windows (XP)

Message History:   None.


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