WMP9 Flaw May Allow Media Library Access

By TS | Thomas
Jun 27, 2003
  1. An ActiveX control included with Windows Media Player 9 Series allows Web page authors to create Web pages that can play media & provide a user interface by which the user can control playback. When a user visits a Web page with embedded media, the ActiveX control provides a user interface that allows the user to take such actions as pausing or rewinding the media.

    A flaw exists in the way in which the ActiveX control provides access to information on the user’s computer. A vulnerability exists because an attacker could invoke the ActiveX control from script code, which would allow the attacker to view & manipulate metadata contained in the media library on the user’s computer.

    Affected Software:
    Microsoft Windows Media Player 9 Series

    Patch availability
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