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Category:   Application (Multimedia)  >   Windows Media Player Vendors:   Microsoft
Windows Media Player Use-After-Free Memory Error in Network Sharing Service Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1024545
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1024545
CVE Reference:   CVE-2010-3225   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Oct 12 2010
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  

Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Windows Media Player. A remote user can execute arbitrary code on the target system.

A remote user can send specially crafted Real Time Streaming Protocol (RTSP) data to trigger a memory use-after-free error in 'wmpnetwk.exe' and execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target service.

Oleksandr Mirosh reported this vulnerability via TippingPoint's Zero Day Initiative.

Impact:   A remote user can execute arbitrary code on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued the following fixes:

Windows Vista Service Pack 1 and Windows Vista Service Pack 2:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=4A481825-D9AD-4A7C-AA89-F40FB9651961

Windows Vista x64 Edition Service Pack 1 and Windows Vista x64 Edition Service Pack 2:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=15D8F81B-97B0-43D9-B218-1CDD759CB2EC

Windows 7 for 32-bit Systems:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=1A3953FE-BA48-4980-A65D-74E3B756D53C

Windows 7 for x64-based Systems:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=5759D2A3-7F35-4FA1-8AB4-17145839FA26

A restart is not required.

The Microsoft advisory is available at:

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms10-075.mspx

Vendor URL:  www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms10-075.mspx (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  Windows (7), Windows (Vista)
Underlying OS Comments:  Vista SP2, 7; and prior service packs

Message History:   None.


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