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

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VPR Score: 8.4


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

Dependencies: smb_hotfixes.nasl, ms_bulletin_checks_possible.nasl

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

VPR Score: 8.4

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2009-2527

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 7.7

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

Temporal Vector: E:F/RL:OF/RC:C

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

IAVA: 2009-A-0092-S

MSFT: MS09-052

MSKB: 974112

CWE: 119