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Sid 1-40354

Message

OS-WINDOWS Microsoft Windows Media Runtime malformed ASF codec memory corruption attempt

Summary

Microsoft Windows Media Runtime, as used in DirectShow WMA Voice Codec, Windows Media Audio Voice Decoder, and Audio Compression Manager (ACM), does not properly initialize unspecified functions within compressed audio files, which allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via (1) a crafted media file or (2) crafted streaming content, aka "Windows Media Runtime Heap Corruption Vulnerability."

Impact

CVSS base score 9.3 CVSS impact score 10.0 CVSS exploitability score 8.6 confidentialityImpact COMPLETE integrityImpact COMPLETE availabilityImpact COMPLETE

CVE-2009-2525:

CVSS base score 9.3

CVSS impact score 10.0

CVSS exploitability score 8.6

Confidentiality Impact COMPLETE

Integrity Impact COMPLETE

Availability Impact COMPLETE

Detailed information

CVE-2009-2525: Microsoft Windows Media Runtime, as used in DirectShow WMA Voice Codec, Windows Media Audio Voice Decoder, and Audio Compression Manager (ACM), does not properly initialize unspecified functions within compressed audio files, which allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via (1) a crafted media file or (2) crafted streaming content, aka "Windows Media Runtime Heap Corruption Vulnerability."

Affected systems

  • microsoft windowsmediaformat_runtime 9.0
  • microsoft windowsmediaformat_runtime 9.5
  • microsoft windowsmediaformat_runtime 11
  • microsoft windowsmediaplayer 9
  • microsoft windows_2000 *
  • microsoft windowsserver2003 *
  • microsoft windowsserver2008 *
  • microsoft windows_vista *
  • microsoft windows_xp *

Ease of attack

CVE-2009-2525:

Access Vector NETWORK

Access Complexity MEDIUM

Authentication NONE

False positives

None known

False negatives

None known

Corrective action

Upgrade to the latest non-affected version of the software.

Apply the appropriate vendor supplied patches.

Contributors

  • Talos research team.
  • This document was generated from data supplied by the national vulnerability database, a product of the national institute of standards and technology.
  • For more information see nvd.

Additional References

  • technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/bulletin/MS09-051