MS03-017: Windows Media Player Skin Download Overflow (817787)

This script is Copyright (C) 2003-2017 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

Arbitrary code can be executed on the remote host through the media

Description :

The remote host is using a version of Windows Media player that is
vulnerable to a directory traversal attack through its handling of

An attacker could exploit this flaw to execute arbitrary code on this
host with the privileges of the user running Windows Media Player.

To exploit this flaw, an attacker would need to craft a specially
malformed skin and send it to a user of this host, either directly by
email or by sending a URL pointing to it.

Affected Software :

- Microsoft Windows Media Player 7.1
- Microsoft Windows Media Player for Windows XP (Version 8.0)

See also :

Solution :

Microsoft has released a set of patches for Windows Media Player.

Risk factor :

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

Family: Windows : Microsoft Bulletins

Nessus Plugin ID: 11595 ()

Bugtraq ID: 7517

CVE ID: CVE-2003-0228

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