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Windows Media Player Plug-in EMBED Element Buffer Overflow

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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 in npdsplay.dll within the handling of EMBED elements and can be exploited to cause a buffer overflow via e.g. a malicious web site containing an overly long EMBED element.

Successful exploitation allows execution of arbitrary code.

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


Solution:
Apply patches.

Further details available to Secunia VIM customers

Provided and/or discovered by:
The vendor credits John Cobb.

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

iDEFENSE:
http://www.idefense.com/intelligence/vulnerabilities/display.php?id=393

Deep Links:
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