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ZDI-07-046: Microsoft Windows Media Player Skin Parsing Size Mismatch
Heap Overflow Vulnerability
http://www.zerodayinitiative.com/advisories/ZDI-07-046.html August 14, 2007
The specific flaw exists during the parsing of malformed skin files (WMZ). A size compressed / decompressed size mismatch can result in an under allocated heap buffer which can be leveraged by an attacker to eventually execute arbitrary code under the context of the current user.
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