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ZDI-10-147: Microsoft Windows MPEG Layer-3 Audio Decoder Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
From: ZDI Disclosures <zdi-disclosures () tippingpoint com>
Date: Tue, 10 Aug 2010 12:19:15 -0500

ZDI-10-147: Microsoft Windows MPEG Layer-3 Audio Decoder Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
http://www.zerodayinitiative.com/advisories/ZDI-10-147
August 10, 2010

-- CVE ID:
CVE-2010-1882

-- CVSS:
10, (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

-- Affected Vendors:
Microsoft

-- Affected Products:
Microsoft Windows XP

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-- Vulnerability Details:
This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on
vulnerable installations of Microsoft Windows. User interaction is
required in that a target must open a malicious media file or visit a
malicious page.

The specific flaw exists within the codec responsible for parsing layer
3 MPEG audio streams. By providing invalid values within the stream,
heap memory can be easily corrupted. This could be leveraged by an
attacker to execute remote code under the context of the user running
the application.

-- Vendor Response:
Microsoft has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More
details can be found at:

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/Bulletin/MS10-052.mspx

-- Disclosure Timeline:
2010-04-06 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
2010-08-10 - Coordinated public release of advisory

-- Credit:
This vulnerability was discovered by:
    * Moritz Jodeit of n.runs AG

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