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Category:   Application (Multimedia)  >   Windows Media Player Vendors:   Microsoft
Windows Media Player Object Deallocation Error Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1024550
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1024550
CVE Reference:   CVE-2010-2745   (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  
Version(s): 9, 10, 11, 12
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 media content that, when loaded by the target user, will trigger an object deallocation error and execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

Microsoft reports that users of Internet Explorer are not affected but that users of other browsers may be affected.

SkyLined of Google Inc. reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can create content 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:

Windows XP Service Pack 3, Windows Media Player 9 Series:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=BBF153E7-E764-46A0-A33B-81B7288D346C

Windows XP Service Pack 3, Windows Media Player 10:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=BBF153E7-E764-46A0-A33B-81B7288D346C

Windows XP Professional x64 Edition Service Pack 2, Windows Media Player 10:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=0663E0E8-C5D1-4CD2-B6D3-FF78FB56BBA1

Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2, Windows Media Player 10:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=5479FD20-50D1-447A-8555-A98CE0723F71

Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition Service Pack 2, Windows Media Player 10:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=A9515E69-C147-4810-8C5A-6CB94C398A95

Windows Vista Service Pack 1 and Windows Vista Service Pack 2, Windows Media Player 11:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=95E24A63-D21A-4756-A16E-17A977595396

Windows Vista x64 Edition Service Pack 1 and Windows Vista x64 Edition Service Pack 2, Windows Media Player 11:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=277151A2-B74F-4DA6-8203-E774AF75E44C

Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems and Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 2, Windows Media Player 11:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=67EB3A70-9CA7-4184-B9FE-CC3E66B1BF36

Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems and Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 2, Windows Media Player 11:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=33A06F0E-81AB-445A-BC89-14350EBFE688

Windows 7 for 32-bit Systems, Windows Media Player 12:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=59A2EF36-9C32-488B-B5B1-30B5BCD83358

Windows 7 for x64-based Systems, Windows Media Player 12:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=00176D56-8A93-4780-96FC-A7AB715E7291

Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems, Windows Media Player 12:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=4CF0E3B1-4B72-4F99-B716-2489EA42ED72

A restart may be required.

The Microsoft advisory is available at:

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms10-082.mspx

Vendor URL:  www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms10-082.mspx (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  Windows (2003), Windows (2008), Windows (7), Windows (Vista), Windows (XP)

Message History:   None.


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