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DirectX MIDI Overflow (819696) Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
Checks hotfix 819696
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
Arbitrary code can be executed on the remote host through DirectX.
The remote host is running a version of Windows with a version of
DirectX which is vulnerable to a buffer overflow in the module
which handles MIDI files.
To exploit this flaw, a possible hacker needs to craft a rogue MIDI file and
send it to a user of this computer. When the user attempts to read the
file, it will trigger the buffer overflow condition and the attacker
may gain a shell on this host.
Microsoft has released a set of patches for DirectX :
High / CVSS Base Score : 8
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