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Directshow has a fault

Microsoft warns
Fri May 29 2009, 13:40

DIRECTSHOW, a framework for playing various media types, is being exploited in the wild in older versions of Windows, Microsoft has warned.

In a statement, the Vole said that the attacks use malicious Quicktime media files and can cause remote code execution in the context of the logged-in user.

There is no patch for the vulnerability yet, but Microsoft has created a workaround registry script that you can download and run, at the Knowledge Base Article 971778.

The flaw apparently is in Directshow versions 7, 8 and 9 in Windows 2000, Windows XP and Windows Server 2003. Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008 and Windows 7 don't seem to have the problem. µ


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