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Secunia Security Advisory 18852

Secunia Security Advisory 18852
Posted Feb 14, 2006
Authored by Secunia | Site secunia.com

Secunia Security Advisory - A vulnerability has been reported in Windows Media Player plug-in, which can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a user's system.

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Secunia Security Advisory 18852

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TITLE:
Windows Media Player Plug-in EMBED Element Processing Vulnerability

SECUNIA ADVISORY ID:
SA18852

VERIFY ADVISORY:
http://secunia.com/advisories/18852/

CRITICAL:
Highly critical

IMPACT:
System access

WHERE:
>From remote

OPERATING SYSTEM:
Microsoft Windows XP Professional
http://secunia.com/product/22/
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
http://secunia.com/product/16/
Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Web Edition
http://secunia.com/product/1176/
Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition
http://secunia.com/product/1173/
Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition
http://secunia.com/product/1174/
Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Datacenter Edition
http://secunia.com/product/1175/
Microsoft Windows 2000 Server
http://secunia.com/product/20/
Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional
http://secunia.com/product/1/
Microsoft Windows 2000 Datacenter Server
http://secunia.com/product/1177/
Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server
http://secunia.com/product/21/

DESCRIPTION:
A vulnerability has been reported in Windows Media Player plug-in,
which can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a user's
system.

The vulnerability is caused due to a boundary error within the
handling of malformed EMBED elements and can be exploited to cause a
buffer overflow via e.g. a malicious web site containing a specially
crafted EMBED element.

Successful exploitation allows execution of arbitrary code.

NOTE: The vulnerability does not affect users of Internet Explorer.

SOLUTION:
Apply patches.

Microsoft Windows 2000 SP4:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=CCDD3D35-BE5C-4C43-8FFA-BB8570A7321C

Microsoft Windows XP SP1 / Microsoft Windows XP SP2:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=CCDD3D35-BE5C-4C43-8FFA-BB8570A7321C

Microsoft Windows Server 2003 and Microsoft Windows Server 2003 SP1:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=CCDD3D35-BE5C-4C43-8FFA-BB8570A7321C

Microsoft Windows XP Professional 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

PROVIDED AND/OR DISCOVERED BY:
The vendor credits John Cobb, iDefense.

ORIGINAL ADVISORY:
MS06-006 (KB911564):
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/Bulletin/MS06-006.mspx

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About:
This Advisory was delivered by Secunia as a free service to help
everybody keeping their systems up to date against the latest
vulnerabilities.

Subscribe:
http://secunia.com/secunia_security_advisories/

Definitions: (Criticality, Where etc.)
http://secunia.com/about_secunia_advisories/


Please Note:
Secunia recommends that you verify all advisories you receive by
clicking the link.
Secunia NEVER sends attached files with advisories.
Secunia does not advise people to install third party patches, only
use those supplied by the vendor.

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