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Category:   Application (Multimedia)  >   Windows Media Player Vendors:   Microsoft
Windows Media Player Plug-in for 3rd Party Browsers Buffer Overflow in Processing EMBED Elements Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1015628
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1015628
CVE Reference:   CVE-2006-0005   (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  

Description:   A vulnerability was reported in the Windows Media Player plug-in for non-Microsoft browsers. A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system.

A remote user can create HTML with a specially crafted EMBED element that, when loaded by the target user with a non-Microsoft browser, will load the plug-in and trigger a buffer overflow and execute arbitrary code. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

The vendor credits John Cobb of iDefense with reporting this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued the following fixes:

Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 4:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=CCDD3D35-BE5C-4C43-8FFA-BB8570A7321C

Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 1 and Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=CCDD3D35-BE5C-4C43-8FFA-BB8570A7321C

Microsoft Windows Server 2003 and Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=CCDD3D35-BE5C-4C43-8FFA-BB8570A7321C

Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition and Microsoft Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=165916C2-037E-4EDD-B64A-84838BEE151C

Microsoft Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=E3DAAB50-2AC7-49DD-8971-4F98FED9FBA6

A restart is not required.

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/Bulletin/MS06-006.mspx

Vendor URL:  www.microsoft.com/technet/security/Bulletin/MS06-006.mspx (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error
Underlying OS:  Windows (2000), Windows (2003), Windows (XP)

Message History:   None.


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