MS09-038: Vulnerabilities in Windows Media File Processing Could Allow Remote Code Execution (971557)
High Nessus Plugin ID 40557
SynopsisArbitrary code can be executed on the remote host through Windows Media file processing.
DescriptionThe remote Windows host is affected by two vulnerabilities involving the way in which AVI headers are processed and AVI data is validated that could be abused to execute arbitrary code remotely.
If an attacker can trick a user on the affected system into opening a specially crafted AVI file, these issues could be leveraged to execute arbitrary code subject to the user's privileges.
SolutionMicrosoft has released a set of patches for Windows 2000, XP, 2003, Vista and 2008.