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Microsoft DirectShow is Vulnerable Posted by Sean @ 15:07 GMT

There's a vulnerability in Microsoft's DirectShow (DirectX). It affects Windows 2000 / XP / Server 2003.

MSA971778

The vulnerability exploits quartz.dll QuickTime parsing. However, you don't have to have QuickTime installed.

MSA971778

Microsoft has some workarounds to offer.

MSA971778

See Microsoft Security Advisory 971778 for details.

MSA971778

Microsoft is currently reporting limited use against this vulnerability in the wild.

Update: Microsoft has published a "Fix It" tool that automates the registry changes.

Note: Our Exploit Shield technology — which is integrated into our Internet Security Technology Preview — heuristically blocks this vulnerability from being exploited.






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