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DirectX MIDI Overflow (819696) Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
Checks hotfix 819696

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

Synopsis :

Arbitrary code can be executed on the remote host through DirectX.

Description :

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.

Solution :

Microsoft has released a set of patches for DirectX :

Threat Level:

High / CVSS Base Score : 8

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