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Windows Media Player Skin Download Overflow Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
Checks the version of Media Player

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

Synopsis :

Arbitrary code can be executed on the remote host through the media player.

Description :

The remote host is using a version of Windows Media player which is
vulnerable to a directory traversal through its handling of 'skins'.

A possible hacker may exploit this flaw to execute arbitrary code on this
host with the rights of the user running Windows Media Player.

To exploit this flaw, one attacker would need to craft a specially
malformed skin and send it to a user of this host, either directly
by e-mail or by sending a URL pointing to it.

Affected Software:

- Microsoft Windows Media Player 7.1
- Microsoft Windows Media Player for Windows XP (Version 8.0)

Solution :

Microsoft has released a set of patches for Windows Media Player :

Threat Level:

High / CVSS Base Score : 8

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