Advisory Details

October 13th, 2009

Microsoft Windows Media Player Audio Voice Sample Rate Memory Corruption Vulnerability

ZDI-09-069
ZDI-CAN-320

CVE ID CVE-2009-0555
CVSS SCORE
AFFECTED VENDORS Microsoft
AFFECTED PRODUCTS Windows Media Player 11
Windows Media Player 10
TIPPINGPOINT™ IPS CUSTOMER PROTECTION TippingPoint IPS customers are protected against this vulnerability by Digital Vaccine protection filter ID 8645. For further product information on the TippingPoint IPS: http://www.tippingpoint.com
VULNERABILITY DETAILS

This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on vulnerable installations of Microsoft Windows Media Player. User interaction is required to exploit this vulnerability in that the target must visit a malicious web page.

The specific flaw exists in the handling of Windows media audio files. When specifying a malicious sample rate for a Windows Media Voice frame, memory corruption can occur. Successful exploitation of this vulnerability can lead to remote compromise of the affected system under the credentials of the currently logged in user.

VENDOR RESPONSE Microsoft has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at:
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms09-051.mspx
DISCLOSURE TIMELINE
  • 2008-04-16 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
  • 2009-10-13 - Coordinated public release of advisory
CREDIT Ivan Fratric
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