MS10-026: Vulnerability in Microsoft MPEG Layer-3 Codecs Could Allow Remote Code Execution (977816)

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An audio codec on the remote Windows host has a buffer overflow vulnerability.


The Microsoft MPEG Layer-3 (MP3) codecs have a buffer overflow vulnerability that is triggered by opening a specially crafted AVI file with an MP3 audio stream.

A remote attacker could exploit this by tricking a user into opening a malicious AVI file, which would lead to arbitrary code execution.


Microsoft has released a set of patches for Windows 2000, XP, 2003, Vista, and 2008.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 45513

File Name: smb_nt_ms10-026.nasl

Version: 1.24

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 4/13/2010

Updated: 8/5/2020

Dependencies: smb_hotfixes.nasl, ms_bulletin_checks_possible.nasl

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2010-0480


Risk Factor: Critical

Score: 9.2


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 8.1

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:microsoft:windows

Required KB Items: SMB/MS_Bulletin_Checks/Possible

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 4/13/2010

Vulnerability Publication Date: 4/13/2010

Exploitable With


Core Impact

Metasploit (MS10-026 Microsoft MPEG Layer-3 Audio Stack Based Overflow)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-0480

BID: 39303

IAVA: 2010-A-0053-S

MSFT: MS10-026

MSKB: 977816