Microsoft Windows Media Player Bitmap File Processing Overflow (911565) (deprecated)

High Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 3430


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


The remote host is running Microsoft Media Player version 9.0. There is a vulnerability in the remote version of this software that may allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code on the remote host. To exploit this flaw, one attacker would need to set up a rogue BMP image and send it to a victim on the remote host.


Upgrade or patch according to vendor recommendations.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 3430

Family: Generic

Published: 2006/02/14

Modified: 2016/01/21

Dependencies: 2750, 2755, 2785, 2786, 2757, 2758, 2601

Nessus ID: 20905

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.9

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C


Base Score: 7.3

Temporal Score: 6.6


Temporal Vector: CVSS3#E:P/RL:O/RC:C

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-0006

BID: 16633