Microsoft Windows Media Player PNG processing buffer overflow

ID VU:608020
Type cert
Reporter CERT
Modified 2006-06-13T21:22:00



Microsoft Windows Media Player contains a stack-based buffer overflow vulnerability that may allow a remote, unauthenticated attacker to execute arbitrary code on a vulnerable system.


Windows Media Player

Windows Media Player is a multimedia application that comes with Microsoft Windows.

The Problem

Windows Media Player fails to properly validate PNG image files (.png), potentially allowing a stack-based buffer overflow to occur.

For more information refer to Microsoft Security Bulletin MS06-024


A remote, unauthenticated attacker may be able to execute arbitrary code. If the attacked user is running with administrative privileges, the attacker could take complete control of an affected system.


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Microsoft addresses this vulnerability with the updates listed in Microsoft Security Bulletin MS06-024.

For a list of workarounds refer to Microsoft Security Bulletin MS06-024.

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Updated: June 13, 2006



Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

The vendor has not provided us with any further information regarding this vulnerability.


Please see MS06-024.

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This vulnerability was reported in Microsoft Security Bulletin MS06-024. Microsoft credits Greg MacManus of iDEFENSE with providing information related to this vulnerability.

This document was written by Jeff Gennari

Other Information

CVE IDs: | CVE-2006-0025
Severity Metric: | 40.72
Date Public: | 2006-06-13
Date First Published: | 2006-06-13
Date Last Updated: | 2006-06-13 21:22 UTC
Document Revision: | 17