MS10-052: Vulnerability in Microsoft MPEG Layer-3 Codecs Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2115168)

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


The MPEG Layer-3 Audio Codec for Microsoft DirectShow (, which is distributed as part of Windows Media as well as the Windows operating system, contains a buffer overflow vulnerability that can be triggered by a specially crafted MPEG Layer-3 audio stream.

If an attacker can trick a user on the affected system into opening a specially crafted media file or receiving specially crafted web content, this issue could be leveraged to execute arbitrary code subject to the user's privileges.


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

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 48289

File Name: smb_nt_ms10-052.nasl

Version: 1.25

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 8/11/2010

Updated: 8/5/2020

Dependencies: smb_hotfixes.nasl, ms_bulletin_checks_possible.nasl

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2010-1882


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 6.9

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:microsoft:windows

Required KB Items: SMB/MS_Bulletin_Checks/Possible

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 8/10/2010

Vulnerability Publication Date: 8/10/2010

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-1882

BID: 42298

IAVA: 2010-A-0107-S

MSFT: MS10-052

MSKB: 2115168