Windows Media Player Remote Code Execution Vulnerability (936782)

Medium Nessus Network Monitor Plugin ID 4175


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


The remote host is running Windows Media Player. 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 PNG image and send it to a victim on the remote host.


Microsoft has released a set of patches for Windows 2000, XP, 2003 and Vista.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 4175

File Name: 4175.prm

Family: Web Clients

Published: 2007/08/15

Modified: 2016/01/21

Dependencies: 2750, 2785, 4089

Nessus ID: 25885

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5.4

Temporal Score: 4

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

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


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.4


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

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-3037, CVE-2007-3035

BID: 25305, 25307