MS03-021: Windows Media Player Library Access (819639)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 11774
SynopsisArbitrary code can be executed on the remote host through the media player.
DescriptionAn ActiveX control included with Windows Media Player 9 Series may allow a rogue website to gain information about the remote host.
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 set up a rogue website and lure a user of this host into visiting it.
SolutionMicrosoft has released a set of patches for WMP 6.4, 7.1 and XP.