New Security flaw found in Microsoft windows Media Player 9 Series!
This question was answered on June 27, 2003. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.
A flaw in Microsoft Media Player 9 Series was found on June 25, 2003 The flaw exists in the ActiveX control that comes with the program and it could allow an attacker to manipulate the metadata contained in the media library on the user's computer.
Microsoft encourages all customers to review the Security Bulletins to keep optimal security The risk is considered ‘moderate' which is the second to highest security breach they have
The attacker would only have access to manipulate the media library on the user's computer The attacker would not be able to browse the user's hard disk and would not have access to passwords or encrypted data
Download locations for this patch:
The patches for all Windows systems are available via:
The complete technical details are posted at the Microsoft web site:
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Posted by Michal of Data Doctors on June 27, 2003