MS09-052: Vulnerability in Windows Media Player Could Allow Remote Code Execution (974112)

high Nessus Plugin ID 42108


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


The remote host contains a version of Windows Media Player that is affected by a heap-based buffer overflow vulnerability.

If an attacker can trick a user on the affected host into opening a specially crafted ASF (Advanced Systems Format) file, this issue could be leveraged to run arbitrary code on the host subject to the user's privileges.


Microsoft has released a set of patches for Windows 2000, XP, and 2003.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 42108

File Name: smb_nt_ms09-052.nasl

Version: 1.22

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 10/13/2009

Updated: 8/5/2020

Risk Information


Risk Factor: High

Score: 7.4


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 7.7

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2009-2527

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:microsoft:windows, cpe:/a:microsoft:windows_media_player

Required KB Items: SMB/MS_Bulletin_Checks/Possible

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 10/13/2009

Vulnerability Publication Date: 10/13/2009

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-2527

BID: 36644

CWE: 119

IAVA: 2009-A-0092-S

MSFT: MS09-052

MSKB: 974112