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Category:   Application (Multimedia)  >   Windows Media Player Vendors:   Microsoft
Windows Media Player and Windows Media Format Runtime ASF File Buffer Overflow Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1017372
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1017372
CVE Reference:   CVE-2006-4702   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Dec 13 2007
Original Entry Date:  Dec 12 2006
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 6.4, 10, also Windows Media Format 7.1 through 9.5
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.

The Windows Media Format Runtime code does not properly process Advanced Systems Format files (ASF). A remote user can create a specially crafted ASF file that, when loaded by the target user, will trigger a buffer overflow and execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

Windows Media Player and Microsoft Windows Media Format Runtime are affected.

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:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=ef2dbcb6-cc8e-4299-a1e6-e6db202b41d5

Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=19ca4b44-2b60-4270-9c42-f5063c627f91

Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=7322327f-abd9-4595-98dd-a19ef41652fc

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

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=0cb64ad7-9b54-4e26-9125-e9e9a0c0fc65

Microsoft Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=2203c66c-6722-42d5-a7dc-ac5e71402542

Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=c5ece3cd-ac7b-46b4-99dc-74a6b0f323d0

Microsoft Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=c5ece3cd-ac7b-46b4-99dc-74a6b0f323d0

Windows 2000 Service Pack 4:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=e63ccdc3-a2ed-4ef6-b8a1-3f8be4b2726d

Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=e63ccdc3-a2ed-4ef6-b8a1-3f8be4b2726d

Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition and Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition Service Pack 2:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=a5240618-5975-4ef2-9749-4cccddb786c7

Microsoft Windows Server 2003 or on Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=e63ccdc3-a2ed-4ef6-b8a1-3f8be4b2726d

Microsoft Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition and Microsoft Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition Service Pack 2:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=a4fca647-01b7-4201-85e8-1647412742b0

A restart is not required.

On December 11, 2007, Microsoft reported that Windows XP Professional x64 Edition SP2 and Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition SP2 are also affected [and are now listed above].

The Microsoft advisory is available at:

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms06-078.mspx

Vendor URL:  www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms06-078.mspx (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error
Underlying OS:  Windows (2000), Windows (2003), Windows (XP)

Message History:   None.


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