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Malformed Embedded Windows Media Player 7 "OCX Attachment" Vulnerability
USSR Advisory Code: USSR-2000053
Public Disclosure Date:
September 26, 2000
Microsoft Corporation http://www.microsoft.com
Outlook 2000 Microsoft Windows Media Player 7
The USSR Team has found a problem in the Windows Media Player 7 ActiveX control, which could be used in a denial of service attack against RTF-enabled e-mail clients such as Outlook 2000 and Outlook Express.
If the affected control were programmatically embedded into an RTF mail and then sent to another user, the user's mail client would fail when he closed/moved the mail.
We take no responsibility for this code. It is for educational purposes only.
Malformed WMP Embedded RTF/Email Spawner.
Windows Console Version: http://www.ussrback.com/wmp/wmpoutlook.exe
Windows Console Version Source: http://www.ussrback.com/wmp/wmpoutlook.zip
Data of Vendor Notification:
Microsoft Security Bulletin MS00-068: Frequently Asked Questions, http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/fq00-068.asp
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