Advisory Details

October 12th, 2010

Microsoft Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

ZDI-10-199
ZDI-CAN-854

CVE ID CVE-2010-3225
CVSS SCORE 10.0, (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
AFFECTED VENDORS Microsoft
AFFECTED PRODUCTS Windows Media Player 11
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VULNERABILITY DETAILS

This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on vulnerable installations of Microsoft Windows Media Player. Authentication is not required to exploit this vulnerability.

The specific flaw exists within Windows Media Player's support for streaming media to other equipment located on the same network. If a specially formatted RTSP request is made to an instance of the application's streaming service, the application will free an object, and then later reuse it. This can lead to code execution under the context of the application.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS Microsoft has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at:
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/MS10-075.mspx
DISCLOSURE TIMELINE
  • 2010-06-30 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
  • 2010-10-12 - Coordinated public release of advisory
CREDIT Oleksandr Mirosh
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