The WMEX.DLL ActiveX control, which is installed by Windows Media Encoder 9 Series, contains a buffer overflow vulnerability.
According to Microsoft, the Windows Media Encoder is a tool used to capture audio and video content using Windows Media. The WMEX.DLL ActiveX control contains a buffer overflow vulnerability.
By convincing a user to view a specially crafted web page, an attacker may be able to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user.
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Microsoft has published Microsoft Security Bulletin MS08-053 in response to this issue.
Microsoft credits Nguyen Minh Duc and Le Manh Tung, with Bach Khoa Internetwork Security Center (BKIS), Hanoi University of Technology (Vietnam) , for reporting this vulnerability.
This document was written by John Hollenberger.
|Date First Published:||2008-09-09|
|Date Last Updated:||2008-10-02 20:23 UTC|