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Category:   Application (Multimedia)  >   Windows Media Player Vendors:   Microsoft
Windows Media Player Heap Overflow in Processing ASF Files Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1023012
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1023012
CVE Reference:   CVE-2009-2527   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Oct 13 2009
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 6.4
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 ASF file that, when loaded by the target user, will trigger a heap overflow and execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

Yamata Li of Palo Alto Networks reported 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.
Solution:   The vendor has issued the following fixes:

Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 4, Microsoft Windows Media Player 6.4:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=13035ef7-7e47-487c-8b7c-7795d33ce7de

Windows XP Service Pack 2 and Windows XP Service Pack 3, Microsoft Windows Media Player 6.4:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=b2efe1ac-d8d7-41bb-b87d-fc5e22afef0f

Windows XP Professional x64 Edition Service Pack 2, Microsoft Windows Media Player 6.4:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=a9e7dfd8-7ba1-4f14-8e60-92ef00d91467

Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2, Microsoft Windows Media Player 6.4:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=5f82d01c-573e-425e-b9f2-86a54f377b19

Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition Service Pack 2, Microsoft Windows Media Player 6.4:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=65e9036e-2e1b-40ff-a84b-c507107bcce8

A restart may be required.

The Microsoft advisory is available at:

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms09-052.mspx

Vendor URL:  www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms09-052.mspx (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error
Underlying OS:  Windows (2000), Windows (2003), Windows (XP)
Underlying OS Comments:  2000 SP4, XP SP3, 2003 SP2; and prior service packs

Message History:   None.


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