Intrusion Prevention

MS.Windows.WinMM.DLL.WAV.Files.DoS

Description

This indicates an attack attempt against a Denial of Service vulnerability in Microsoft WinMM.dll library.
The vulnerability is caused by an error when the vulnerable library handles a malicious field. It allows a remote attacker to cause a DoS condition via sending a specially crafted "WAV" audio file.

Affected Products

Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC Edition SP2
Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC Edition SP1
Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC Edition
Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition
Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP2
Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP1
Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition SP2
Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition SP1
Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition
Microsoft Windows XP Home SP2
Microsoft Windows XP Home SP1
Microsoft Windows XP Home
Microsoft Windows XP Gold
Microsoft Windows XP 64-bit Edition Version 2003 SP1
Microsoft Windows XP 64-bit Edition Version 2003
Microsoft Windows XP 64-bit Edition SP1
Microsoft Windows XP 64-bit Edition
Microsoft Windows XP
Microsoft Windows 2000 Server SP4
Microsoft Windows 2000 Server SP3
Microsoft Windows 2000 Server SP2
Microsoft Windows 2000 Server SP1
Microsoft Windows 2000 Server
+ Avaya DefinityOne Media Servers
+ Avaya IP600 Media Servers
+ Avaya S3400 Message Application Server
+ Avaya S8100 Media Servers
Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional SP4
Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional SP3
Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional SP2
Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional SP1
Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional
Microsoft Windows 2000 Datacenter Server SP4
Microsoft Windows 2000 Datacenter Server SP3
Microsoft Windows 2000 Datacenter Server SP2
Microsoft Windows 2000 Datacenter Server SP1
Microsoft Windows 2000 Datacenter Server
Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server SP4
Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server SP3
Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server SP2
Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server SP1
Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server

Impact

Denial of Service: Remote attackers can crash vulnerable systems.

Recommended Actions

Currently we are not aware of any vendor supplied patch for this issue.