78210 : Microsoft Windows Multimedia Library (winmm.dll) MIDI File Handling Remote Code Execution
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Microsoft Windows contains a flaw related to the Multimedia Library. The issue is triggered when a context-dependent attacker supplies a specially crafted MIDI file. This may allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code.


Location: Local / Remote, Context Dependent
Attack Type: Input Manipulation
Impact: Loss of Integrity
Solution: Patch / RCS
Exploit: Exploit Public, Exploit Private, Exploit Commercial
Disclosure: Vendor Verified, Coordinated Disclosure


Currently, there are no known workarounds or upgrades to correct this issue. However, Microsoft has released a patch to address this vulnerability. Check the vendor advisory or solution in the references section.


Microsoft Corporation
Windows XP
Professional x64 Edition SP2
Media Center Edition 2005 SP3
Windows Vista
x64 Edition SP2
Windows Server 2008
for 32-bit Systems SP2
for x64-based Systems SP2
for Itanium-based Systems SP2
Windows Server 2003
x64 Edition SP2
with SP2 for Itanium-based Systems
Windows Server 2008 R2
for Itanium-based Systems
for x64-based Systems SP1
for Itanium-based Systems SP1
for x64-based Systems


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CVSSv2 Score

CVSSv2 Base Score = 9.3
Source: nvd.nist.gov | Generated: 2012-01-11 | Disagree?

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