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Microsoft Media Player Audio Sampling Rate Memory Corruption (MS08-054; CVE-2008-2253)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2012-267
Date Published: 18 Jun 2012
Severity: Critical
Last Updated: 9 Jan 2017
Industry Reference:CVE-2008-2253
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R80, R77, R75

Who is Vulnerable?
Vulnerability Description A remote code execution vulnerability has been reported in Microsoft Windows Media Player 11. The vulnerability is due to a buffer overflow condition in Windows Media Player 11 that fails to properly handle specially crafted audio-only files. A remote attacker could trigger this flaw by convincing a victim to open a specially crafted WSX file. Successful exploitation of this issue would allow the attacker to take complete control of the affected system.

Protection Overview

IPS will detect and block the transferring of specially crafted WSX files over HTTP.

In order for the protection to be activated, update your Security Gateway product to the latest IPS update. For information on how to update IPS, go to SBP-2006-05, click on Protection tab and select the version of your choice.

Security Gateway R80 / R77 / R75

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the Microsoft Media Player Audio Sampling Rate Memory Corruption (MS08-054) protection using the Search tool and Edit the protection's settings.
  2. Install policy on all Security Gateways.

This protection's log will contain the following information:

Attack Name:  RTSP Enforcement Violation.
Attack Information:  Microsoft Media Player Audio Sampling Rate Memory Corruption (MS08-054)

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