Windows Media Player <= Long Playlist DoS

Medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 3817


The remote host is vulnerable to a Denial of Service (DoS) attack.


The 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.


Upgrade to a version of Windows Media Player higher than

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 3817

Family: Web Clients

Published: 2006/11/22

Modified: 2018/07/11

Dependencies: 1735, 8314

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5.4

Temporal Score: 4.2

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

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


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.5


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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:microsoft:windows_media_player

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-6134

BID: 21247