Windows Media Player <= 10.00.00.4036 Long Playlist DoS
Medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 3817
SynopsisThe remote host is vulnerable to a Denial of Service (DoS) attack.
DescriptionThe remote host is running Microsoft Media Player.
There is a flaw in this version of Media Player that would allow a remote attacker to crash the application. The flaw is in the way that Media Player parses long playlist files. An attacker exploiting this flaw would need to be able to convince a user to open a malicious playlist file.
SolutionUpgrade to a version of Windows Media Player higher than 10.00.00.4036.