MS11-076: Vulnerability in Windows Media Center Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2604926)

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Synopsis :

Arbitrary code can be executed on the remote host through Windows
Media Center.

Description :

The remote Windows host contains a version of Windows Media Center that
fails to properly restrict the path used for loading external libraries.

If an attacker can trick a user into opening a file that resides in the
same directory as a specially crafted DLL file, he can leverage this
issue to execute arbitrary code in that DLL file subject to the user's

See also :

Solution :

Microsoft has released a set of patches for Windows Vista, 7, and
Media Center TV Pack.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
CVSS Temporal Score : 7.7
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Windows : Microsoft Bulletins

Nessus Plugin ID: 56450 ()

Bugtraq ID: 49943

CVE ID: CVE-2011-2009