If at first you don't succeed; call it version 1.0
Saturday, February 18, 2006

It appears that the severity of the new vulnerability found in Windows Media Player's plug-in for non-IE browsers was downplayed by Microsoft.

According to iDefense's advisory: "Due to unicode translations, shellcode characters are somewhat limited to character code values below 0×80". So, my assumption was that MS ranked this vulnerability with 'Important' severity instead of 'Critical' because of the un-feasibility of injecting a usefully shell-code.

Well, I guess I was wrong. Alphanumeric shell codes can be used, and also SkyLined heap spraying method. Both Proof-of-Concepts were demonstrated by H D Moore and Matthew Murphy.

Back to the books...


Saturday, February 18, 2006 1:00:39 AM UTC | Comments [0] | Security#
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