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Category:   Application (Multimedia)  >   Windows Media Player Vendors:   Microsoft
Windows Media Player Indeo Codec Bugs Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1023302
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2009-4210, CVE-2009-4309, CVE-2009-4310, CVE-2009-4311, CVE-2009-4312, CVE-2009-4313   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Dec 15 2009
Original Entry Date:  Dec 8 2009
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 cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system.

A remote user can create specially crafted HTML that, when loaded by the target user, will launch the Indeo codec and execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

Paul Byrne of NGS Software, an anonymous researcher via TippingPoint, Bing Liu of Fortinet's FortiGuard Labs, VeriSign iDefense Labs, and Dave Lenoe of Adobe reported these vulnerabilities.

Impact:   A remote user can create HTML that, when loaded by the target user, will execute arbitrary code on the target user's system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (KB 954157) that disables the codec from launching.

The vendor's advisory is available at:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error, Boundary error
Underlying OS:  Windows (2000), Windows (2003), Windows (XP)
Underlying OS Comments:  2000 SP4, 2003 SP2, XP SP3; and prior service packs

Message History:   None.

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