MS03-017: Windows Media Player Skin Download Overflow (817787)
High Nessus Plugin ID 11595
SynopsisArbitrary code can be executed on the remote host through the media player.
DescriptionThe remote host is using a version of Windows Media player that is vulnerable to a directory traversal attack through its handling of 'skins'.
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)
SolutionMicrosoft has released a set of patches for Windows Media Player.