Windows Media Player Security Patch: NSC Processor Contains Unchecked Buffer

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Microsoft has released a patch that eliminates a security vulnerability in Microsoft® Windows Media™ Player 6.4, 7, and 7.1. This vulnerability could potentially enable a malicious user to cause code of his choice to run on another user’s computer.
  • Version:

    1.0

    File Name:

    wmsu55362.exe

    Date Published:

    7/25/2001

    File Size:

    403 KB

      Microsoft has released a patch that eliminates a security vulnerability in Microsoft® Windows Media™ Player 6.4, 7, and 7.1. This vulnerability could potentially enable a malicious user to cause code of his choice to run on another user’s computer.
  • Supported Operating System

    Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows NT

      • Windows Media Player 6.4, 7, or 7.1
      1. Click the Download link to start the download, or choose a different language from the drop-down list and click Go.
      2. Do one of the following:
        • To start the installation immediately, click Open or Run this program from its current location.
        • To copy the download to your computer for installation at a later time, click Save or Save this program to disk.
    • Who should read this bulletin: Customers using Microsoft® Windows Media™ Player 6.4, 7, or 7.1.
      • Impact of vulnerability: Run code of attacker’s choice.
      • Recommendation:
        • Windows Media Player 6.4 customers should either install the patch or upgrade to Windows Media Player 7.1 and then install the patch.
        • Windows Media Player 7.0 customers should upgrade to Windows Media Player 7.1 and install the patch.
        • Windows Media Player 7.1 customers should apply the patch.
      • Affected Software:
        • Microsoft Windows Media Player 6.4
        • Microsoft Windows Media Player 7
        • Microsoft Windows Media Player 7.1