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MS07-068: Vulnerability in Windows Media file format could allow remote code execution

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INTRODUCTION
Microsoft has released security bulletin MS07-068. The security bulletin contains all the relevant information about the security update. This information includes file manifest information and deployment options. To view the complete security bulletin, visit one of the following Microsoft Web sites:This update applies to the following products:
  • Windows Media Format Runtime 7.1
  • Windows Media Format Runtime 9
  • Windows Media Format Runtime 9.5
  • Windows Media Format Runtime 9.5 x64 Edition
  • Windows Media Format Runtime 11

How to obtain help and support for this security update

Help installing updates: Support for Microsoft Update

Security solutions for IT professionals: TechNet Security Troubleshooting and Support

Help protect your computer that is running Windows from viruses and malware:Virus Solution and Security Center

Local support according to your country: International Support

Known issues with this security update

Consider the following scenario. You install security update MS07-068 on a computer that is running the following items:
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 with Service Pack 4
  • Windows Media Player version 7.1 or an earlier version of Windows Media Player
In this scenario, Windows Media Player might no longer correctly play some media files. For example, Windows Media Player might not play .mp3 files correctly.

To resolve this problem for Windows 2000 users who require .mp3 functionality in Windows Media Player, we recommend that you upgrade to Windows Media Player version 9 or to a later version. Updated versions of Windows Media Player are available from the Microsoft Download Center, from the Windows Media Player Web page, from Windows Update, or from Microsoft Update.

To obtain Windows Media Player, visit one of the following Microsoft Web sites: For more information about the latest service pack for Windows Vista, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
935791 How to obtain the latest Windows Vista service pack
update security_patch security_update security bug flaw vulnerability malicious attacker exploit registry unauthenticated buffer overrun overflow specially-formed scope specially-crafted denial of service DoS TSE WinNT Win2000
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Article ID: 941569 - Last Review: 05/08/2012 16:18:00 - Revision: 7.0

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