Windows media decompression vulnerability could allow remote code execution
Report ID: MS201302003
Date Published: 22 February 2013
Compromise Type: remote-code-execution
Compromise From: remote
Windows Server 2003
Windows Server 2008
A vulnerability that exists when handling media content could be exploited to allow an attacker to execute code on an affected system.
Microsoft has issued a security update following a report on a vulnerability that exists when handling media content. The vulnerability was caused by Microsoft DirectShow's failure to properly handle specially crafted media content, and can be exploited into allowing an attacker to execute code on an affected system.
The vulnerability has been fixed in the update by correcting the way in handling media content. Users are recommended to install this update to protect their system from possible exploit attempts.
Install the latest security patch for applicable system, available for download from (https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/bulletin/ms13-011)
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