November 22, 2006
Windows Media Player is prone to a heap-overflow issue. Successfully exploiting this issue allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary machine code in the context of the affected user. Failed exploit attempts likely result in application crashes.
- Avaya Agent Access
- Avaya Basic Call Management System Reporting Desktop
- Avaya Basic Call Management System Reporting Desktop server
- Avaya CMS Supervisor
- Avaya CVLAN
- Avaya Computer Telephony
- Avaya Contact Center Express
- Avaya Enterprise Management
- Avaya IP Agent
- Avaya IP Softphone
- Avaya Integrated Management
- Avaya Interaction Center - Voice Quick Start
- Avaya Interaction Center
- Avaya Modular Messaging (MAS) 3.0.0
- Avaya Modular Messaging (MAS)
- Avaya Network Reporting
- Avaya OctelAccess(r) Server
- Avaya OctelDesignerTM
- Avaya Operational Analyst
- Avaya Outbound Contact Management
- Avaya S8100 Media Servers
- Avaya S8100 Media Servers R10
- Avaya S8100 Media Servers R11
- Avaya S8100 Media Servers R12
- Avaya S8100 Media Servers R6
- Avaya S8100 Media Servers R7
- Avaya S8100 Media Servers R8
- Avaya S8100 Media Servers R9
- Avaya Speech Access
- Avaya Unified Communication Center
- Avaya Unified Messenger (r)
- Avaya VPNmanagerTM Console
- Avaya Visual Messenger TM
- Avaya Visual Vector Client
- Avaya Web Messenger
- HP Storage Management Appliance 2.1
- Microsoft Windows Media Format 9.5
- Microsoft Windows Media Player 10.0
- Microsoft Windows Media Player 6.4
- Microsoft Windows Media Player 7.1
- Microsoft Windows Media Player 8.0
- Microsoft Windows Media Player 9.0
Run all software as a nonprivileged user with minimal access rights.
Run all non-administrative software as a non-administrative user with the least amount of privileges required to successfully operate. This will limit the potential damage that a successful exploit may achieve.
Do not accept or execute files from untrusted or unknown sources.
To reduce the likelihood of successful exploits, never handle files that originate from unfamiliar or untrusted sources.
Do not follow links provided by unknown or untrusted sources.
Web users should be cautious about following links to sites that are provided by unfamiliar or suspicious sources. Filtering HTML from emails may help remove a possible vector for transmitting malicious links to users.
Implement multiple redundant layers of security.
Since this issue may be leveraged to execute code, we recommend memory-protection schemes, such as non-executable stack/heap configurations and randomly mapped memory segments. This tactic may complicate exploits of memory-corruption vulnerabilities.
Microsoft has released an advisory along with fixes to address this issue. Please see the references for more information.
- Avaya - ASA-2006-274 - MS06-078 Vulnerability in Windows Media Format Could Allow Remote
- IT-ISAC - Critical Vulnerabilities in MS06-078
- eEye Digital Security - EEYEZD-20061122
- Microsoft - Microsoft Security Bulletin MS06-078
- Microsoft - Public Proof of Concept Code for ASX File Format Isssue
- US-CERT - Technical Cyber Security Alert TA06-346A - Microsoft Updates for Multiple Vulner
- US-CERT - Vulnerability Note VU#208769
- Microsoft - Windows Media Player Product Homepage
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