MS10-052: Vulnerability in Microsoft MPEG Layer-3 Codecs Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2115168)
High Nessus Plugin ID 48289
SynopsisAn audio codec on the remote Windows host has a buffer overflow vulnerability.
DescriptionThe MPEG Layer-3 Audio Codec for Microsoft DirectShow (l3codecx.ax), 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.
SolutionMicrosoft has released a set of patches for Windows XP and 2003.