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Highly critical

Windows Media Player Interaction with Local Zone

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Release Date:  2003-07-25    Last Update:  2003-07-28    Views:  16,962

Secunia Advisory SA9358

Where:

From remote

Impact:

System access

Solution Status:

Vendor Patch

CVE Reference(s):

No CVE references.

Description


A vulnerability has been identified in Windows Media Player allowing malicious people to interact with the Local Zone.

The problem is that ".asf" files are able to interact with the file system. This could potentially be exploited to place arbitrary files on the users system.

HTML documents such as web pages and emails may embed media files like ".asf" files, these may be played automatically (this depends on your configuration).

This has been reported to affect all versions prior to Windows Media Player 9.

An example "exploit" has been developed, see "Original Advisory".


Solution:
Upgrade to Windows Media Player 9 or uninstall Windows Media Player.

Provided and/or discovered by:
http-equiv, malware.com

Original Advisory:
WARNING: This is a working "exploit":
http://www.malware.com/once.again!.html

Deep Links:
Links available to Secunia VIM customers

Do you have additional information related to this advisory?

Please provide information about patches, mitigating factors, new versions, exploits, faulty patches, links, and other relevant data by posting comments to this Advisory. You can also send this information to vuln@secunia.com

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