Threat Encyclopedia

MS.Media.Player.Wav.Mid.Snd.File.DoS

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This indicates an attack attempt against a Denial of Service vulnerability in Microsoft Windows Media Player.
The vulnerability is cause by an error where Windows Media Player fails to properly verify the validity of Wav, Midi or Snd files.

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Microsoft Windows Media Player 9.0
Microsoft Windows Media Player 10.0
Microsoft Windows Media Player 11

Impact

Denial of Service: Remote attackers can crash vulnerable systems.

recomended-action-logoRecommended Actions

Apply the most recent upgrade or patch from the vendor.
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows/products/windows-media

CVE References

CVE-2008-5745