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Microsoft Windows Media Player plug-in buffer overflow

2006-02-1400:00:00
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CVSS2

9.3

Attack Vector

NETWORK

Attack Complexity

MEDIUM

Authentication

NONE

Confidentiality Impact

COMPLETE

Integrity Impact

COMPLETE

Availability Impact

COMPLETE

AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

EPSS

0.947

Percentile

99.3%

Overview

The Microsoft Windows Media Player plug-in for browsers other than Internet Explorer contains a buffer overflow, which may allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code.

Description

Windows Media Player

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

Windows Media Player plug-in

The Windows Media Player plug-in allows web browsers other than Internet Explorer to use Windows Media Player. The plug-in is provided by the file npdsplay.dll. A web page can make use of the Windows Media Player plug-in through use of the EMBED tag.

The problem

The Windows Media Player plug-in contains a buffer overflow vulnerability.

Note: Exploit code for this vulnerability is publicly available.


Impact

By convincing a user to view a specially crafted HTML document (e.g., a web page or an HTML email message), an attacker may be able to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user. The attacker could also cause the browser (or any program using the Windows Media Player plug-in) to crash.


Solution

Apply an update
Apply the appropriate update, as specified in Microsoft Security Bulletin MS06-006. This update provides an updated version of npdsplay.dll.


Modify access control list for**npdsplay.dll**

Microsoft Security Bulletin MS06-006 includes instructions for modifying the access control list for npdsplay.dll as a workaround. This will prevent applications from using the Windows Media Player plug-in.


Vendor Information

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Updated: February 14, 2006

Status

Affected

Vendor Statement

We have not received a statement from the vendor.

Vendor Information

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

Addendum

Please see Microsoft Security Bulletin MS06-006.

If you have feedback, comments, or additional information about this vulnerability, please send us [email](<mailto:[email protected]?Subject=VU%23692060 Feedback>).

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References

Acknowledgements

This vulnerability was disclosed by Microsoft, who in turn credit John Cobb of iDefense for reporting the vulnerability.

This document was written by Will Dormann.

Other Information

CVE IDs: CVE-2006-0005
Severity Metric: 36.12 Date Public:

CVSS2

9.3

Attack Vector

NETWORK

Attack Complexity

MEDIUM

Authentication

NONE

Confidentiality Impact

COMPLETE

Integrity Impact

COMPLETE

Availability Impact

COMPLETE

AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

EPSS

0.947

Percentile

99.3%