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CVE Number Vulnerability Product Severity Date
MS06-078 Vulnerability in Windows Media Format Could Allow Remote Code Execution (923689) Microsoft Windows Low 12-12-2006

Technical Information

Brief overview of the risk:
A remote code execution vulnerability exists in Windows Media Player due to the way it handles the processing of ASF files.
Detailed Information on the risk:
If a user is logged on with administrative user rights, an attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could take complete control of an affected system. An attacker could then install programs; view, change, or delete data; or create new accounts with full user rights. Users whose accounts are configured to have fewer user rights on the system could be less affected than users who operate with administrative user rights.Further information on this exploit is available at : MS06-078

Affected Software

Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 4
Microsoft Windows Media Format 7.1
Microsoft Windows Media Format 9.5
Microsoft Windows Media Player 6.4
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1
Microsoft Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition
Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition
Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2