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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2003-0228

Original release date: 05/27/2003
Last revised: 09/10/2008
Source: US-CERT/NIST

Overview

Directory traversal vulnerability in Microsoft Windows Media Player 7.1 and Windows Media Player for Windows XP allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a skins file with a URL containing hex-encoded backslash characters (%5C) that causes an executable to be placed in an arbitrary location.

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 7.5 (HIGH) (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 6.4
Exploitability Subscore: 10.0
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable
Access Complexity: Low
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service

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External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20030507 Windows Media Player directory traversal vulnerability
Type: Advisory; Patch Information; Exploit
External Source: MS
Name: MS03-017
Type: Advisory; Patch Information
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20030508 why i love xs4all + mediaplayer thingie
US-CERT Vulnerability Note: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:321
Type: Tool Signature
External Source: NTBUGTRAQ
Name: 20030507 Windows Media Player directory traversal vulnerability
External Source: BID
Name: 7517
Type: Advisory; Patch Information; Exploit
External Source: XF
Name: mediaplayer-skin-code-execution(11953)
US-CERT Vulnerability Note: CERT-VN
Name: VU#384932

References to Check Content

Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:321
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5

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