Media Player Stops Responding When You Download a File from a URL on Windows XP

Support for Windows XP has ended

Microsoft ended support for Windows XP on April 8, 2014. This change has affected your software updates and security options. Learn what this means for you and how to stay protected.

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When you use Media Player version 6.4 to download a file from a Web site, Media Player may stop responding.
This behavior can occur if a URL is copied into buffers and Media Player does not verify that the URL fits. A URL that is too long results in a buffer overrun vulnerability.
To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows XP. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in theMicrosoft Knowledge Base:
322389 How to Obtain the Latest Windows XP Service Pack
This update is available on the Microsoft Windows Update Web site.Release Date: October 25, 2001

For additional information about how to download Microsoft Support files, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
119591 How to Obtain Microsoft Support Files from Online Services
Microsoft scanned this file for viruses. Microsoft used the most current virus-detection software that was available on the date that the file was posted. The file is stored on security-enhanced servers that help to prevent any unauthorized changes to the file.The English version of this fix should have the following file attributes or later:
   Date         Time   Version     Size     File name   Platform   -------------------------------------------------------------   04-Oct-2001  13:58  498,960  Dxmasf.dll  i386   04-Oct-2001  13:58  844,048  Msdxm.ocx   i386 				

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article. This problem was first corrected in Windows XP Service Pack 1.

Article ID: 309370 - Last Review: 01/11/2015 21:06:15 - Revision: 2.3

Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Microsoft Windows XP Professional

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