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Category:   OS (Microsoft)  >   Windows Media Format Runtime Vendors:   Microsoft
Windows Media Format Runtime Flaws Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1023005
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1023005
CVE Reference:   CVE-2009-0555, CVE-2009-2525   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Nov 11 2009
Original Entry Date:  Oct 13 2009
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): Windows 2000 SP4, XP SP3, 2003 SP2, Vista SP2, 2008 SP2; and prior service packs
Description:   Two vulnerabilities were reported in Windows Media Runtime. A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system.

A remote user can create a specially crafted ASF file that uses the Window Media Speech codec that, when loaded by the target user via Windows Media Player, will execute arbitrary code on the target system [CVE-2009-0555]. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

Ivan Fratric of Zero Day Initiative and Jun Xie of McAfee Avert Labs reported this vulnerability.

A remote user can create a specially crafted media file or stream that, when loaded by the target user, will trigger a heap corruption flaw and execute arbitrary code on the target system [CVE-2009-2525]. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

Vinay Anantharaman of Adobe Systems, Inc. reported this vulnerability.

The following Windows Server 2003 and 2008 versions are not affected by these vulnerabilities:

Windows Server 2003 with SP2 for Itanium-based Systems
Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based Systems and Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based Systems Service Pack 2
Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems
Windows Server 2008 R2 for Itanium-based Systems

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

Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 4, DirectShow WMA Voice Codec:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=4fe0dff5-04d9-4409-8d1d-52419537126b

Windows XP Service Pack 2, DirectShow WMA Voice Codec:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=4fe0dff5-04d9-4409-8d1d-52419537126b

Windows XP Service Pack 3, DirectShow WMA Voice Codec:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=4fe0dff5-04d9-4409-8d1d-52419537126b

Windows XP Professional x64 Edition Service Pack 2, DirectShow WMA Voice Codec:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=c116ae9d-e416-4b7d-be75-4b4b2ebcc33a

Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2, DirectShow WMA Voice Codec:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=4fe0dff5-04d9-4409-8d1d-52419537126b

Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition Service Pack 2, DirectShow WMA Voice Codec:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=c116ae9d-e416-4b7d-be75-4b4b2ebcc33a

Windows Vista, Windows Vista Service Pack 1, and Windows Vista Service Pack 2, Windows Media Audio Voice Decoder:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=f17ee0ea-f1e2-49f4-9f90-60296246ddfe

Windows Vista x64 Edition, Windows Vista x64 Edition Service Pack 1, and Windows Vista x64 Edition Service Pack 2, Windows Media Audio Voice Decoder:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=26905f12-92c7-4d45-99e7-227f03d2cb82

Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems and Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 2*, Windows Media Audio Voice Decoder:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=2eaa9857-a147-4f31-9bf4-b9e2cf4c15c3

Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems and Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 2*, Windows Media Audio Voice Decoder:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=70aabba3-53d6-4b52-be83-6d3f3869ecbd

A restart may be required.

On November 10, 2009, Microsoft reissued MS09-051 to fix a detection issue on Microsoft Windows 2000 SP4. The binaries were not changed.

The Microsoft advisory is available at:

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/
bulletin/ms09-051.mspx

Vendor URL:  www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms09-051.mspx (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error, Input validation error

Message History:   None.


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