A buffer overflow in Microsoft DirectShow may allow a remote, unauthenticated attacker to execute arbitrary code on a vulnerable system.
Microsoft DirectShow is a programming architecture for streaming multimedia on the Microsoft Windows platform. An input validation error in the DirectShow architecture may allow a buffer overflow to occur in applications or components that use DirectShow. If a remote, unauthenticated attacker supplies an application or component that uses DirectShow with a specially crafted media file, that attacker may be able to trigger the buffer overflow and, consequently, execute arbitrary code.
For more information, including a list of affected software, please see MS05-050.
By convincing a user to open a specially crafted media file with an application that uses DirectShow, an attacker may be able to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user.
Apply an update
Microsoft has addressed this issue in Microsoft Security Bulletin MS05-050.
Do not accept media files from untrusted sources
This vulnerability was reported by in Microsoft Security Bulletin MS05-050. Microsoft credits eEye Digital Security for reporting this vulnerability.
This document was written by Jeff Gennari.
|Date First Published:||2005-10-11|
|Date Last Updated:||2005-10-14 17:37 UTC|