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Microsoft Windows Media Player DVR-MS Buffer Overflow

Microsoft Windows Media Player DVR-MS Buffer Overflow
Posted Dec 19, 2011
Authored by Sebastien Renaud, VUPEN | Site vupen.com

VUPEN Vulnerability Research Team discovered a vulnerability in Microsoft Windows Media Player. The vulnerability is caused by a buffer overflow error in the XDSCodec & Encypter/Decrypter Tagger Filters "ENCDEC.DLL" within Windows Media Player when processing certain fields within a DVR-MS (Digital Video Recording) file, which could be exploited by remote attackers to compromise a vulnerable system via a specially crafted web page or a malicious ".dvr-ms" media file.

tags | advisory, remote, web, overflow
systems | windows
MD5 | e8f223031dc5263ecd6efa66005fb171

Microsoft Windows Media Player DVR-MS Buffer Overflow

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VUPEN Security Research - Microsoft Windows Media Player DVR-MS Buffer 
Overflow Vulnerability (MS11-092)

Website : http://www.vupen.com/english/research.php

Twitter : http://twitter.com/vupen


I. BACKGROUND
---------------------

Microsoft Windows Media Player (WMP) is a media player and media library
application that is used for playing audio, video and viewing images on
personal computers running the Microsoft Windows operating system.


II. DESCRIPTION
---------------------

VUPEN Vulnerability Research Team discovered a vulnerability in Microsoft
Windows Media Player.

The vulnerability is caused by a buffer overflow error in the XDSCodec &
Encypter/Decrypter Tagger Filters "ENCDEC.DLL" within Windows Media Player
when processing certain fields within a DVR-MS (Digital Video Recording)
file, which could be exploited by remote attackers to compromise a
vulnerable
system via a specially crafted web page or a malicious ".dvr-ms" media file.


III. AFFECTED PRODUCTS
---------------------------

Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 Service Pack 3
Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 3
Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition Service Pack 2
Microsoft Windows Vista Service Pack 2
Microsoft Windows Vista x64 Edition Service Pack 2
Microsoft Windows 7 (32-bit)
Microsoft Windows 7 (32-bit) Service Pack 1
Microsoft Windows 7 (x64)
Microsoft Windows 7 (x64) Service Pack 1


IV. Binary Analysis & Exploits/PoCs
---------------------------------------

In-depth binary analysis of the vulnerability and a proof-of-concept code
are available through the VUPEN Binary Analysis & Exploits portal :

http://www.vupen.com/english/services/ba-index.php


VUPEN Binary Analysis & Exploits Service provides private exploits and
in-depth technical analysis of the most significant public vulnerabilities
based on disassembly, reverse engineering, protocol analysis, and code
audit.

The service allows governments and major corporations to evaluate risks, and
protect infrastructures and assets against new threats. The service also
allows security vendors (IPS, IDS, AntiVirus) to supplement their internal
research efforts and quickly develop both vulnerability-based and
exploit-based signatures to proactively protect their customers from attacks
and emerging threats.


V. VUPEN Threat Protection Program
-----------------------------------

Governments and major corporations which are members of the VUPEN Threat
Protection Program (TPP) have been proactively alerted about the
vulnerability
when it was discovered by VUPEN in advance of its public disclosure, and
have received a detailed attack detection guidance to protect national and
critical infrastructures against potential 0-day attacks exploiting this
vulnerability:

http://www.vupen.com/english/services/tpp-index.php


VI. SOLUTION
----------------

Apply the MS11-092 security update.


VII. CREDIT
--------------

This vulnerability was discovered by Sebastien Renaud of VUPEN Security


VIII. ABOUT VUPEN Security
---------------------------

VUPEN is the world leader in vulnerability research for defensive and
offensive cyber security. VUPEN solutions enable corporations and
governments
to measure and manage risks, eliminate vulnerabilities before they can be
exploited, and protect critical infrastructures and assets against known and
unknown vulnerabilities.

VUPEN has been recognized as "Company of the Year 2011 in the Vulnerability
Research Market" by Frost & Sullivan.

VUPEN solutions include:

* VUPEN Binary Analysis & Exploits Service (BAE) :
http://www.vupen.com/english/services/ba-index.php

* VUPEN Threat Protection Program (TPP) :
http://www.vupen.com/english/services/tpp-index.php


IX. REFERENCES
----------------------

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/bulletin/ms11-092
http://www.vupen.com/english/research.php


X. DISCLOSURE TIMELINE
-----------------------------

2011-05-03 - Vulnerability Discovered by VUPEN and shared with TPP customers
2011-12-16 - Public disclosure

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