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Category:   Application (Multimedia)  >   Windows Media Player Vendors:   Microsoft
Windows Media Player Flaws Let Remote Users Obtain Potentially Sensitive Information on the Target System
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1041829
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1041829
CVE Reference:   CVE-2018-8481, CVE-2018-8482   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Oct 9 2018
Impact:   Disclosure of system information, Disclosure of user information
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 7 SP1, 2008 R2 SP1, 2008 SP2, 2012, 2012 R2, 8.1, RT 8.1, 2016, 10, 10 Version 1607, 10 Version 1703, 10 Version 1709, 10 Version 1803, Windows 10 Version 1809, 2019
Description:   Two vulnerabilities were reported in Windows Media Player. A remote user can obtain potentially sensitive information on the target system.

A remote user can send a specially crafted hyperlink that, when loaded by the target user, will allow the remote user to determine the presence of files on the target user's disk.

James Lee @Windowsrcer of Kryptos Logic reported these vulnerabilities.

Impact:   A remote user can obtain potentially sensitive information on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix.

The Microsoft advisories are available at:

https://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-US/security-guidance/advisory/CVE-2018-8481
https://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-US/security-guidance/advisory/CVE-2018-8482

Vendor URL:  portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-US/security-guidance/advisory/CVE-2018-8481 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  Windows (2008), Windows (2012), Windows (2016), Windows (7), Windows (8), Windows (10)

Message History:   None.


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