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Windows Media Player Plugin: Local File Detection Vulnerability Oct 30 2009 02:12PM
renard-volant hotmail com
*** Windows Media Player Plugin: Local File Detection Vulnerability ***

A design flaw in Windows Media Player 11 allows a remote attacker to determine the presence of local files (programs, documents, etc.). I sent an e-mail to Microsoft (nearly a year ago) but they never responded?

Windows Media Player permits to open locally stored media-files. Opening non-supported files usually provokes an error message. By a simple HTTP-redirect, the error message can be circumvented. Local files can be opened. The file-opening-procedure can be controlled with the ?Player.OpenStateChange Event?. If a file exists, event 8 (?MediaChanging?) is fired. This way, via JavaScript, a malicious web site could determine the presence of local (and remote) files.

Additional infos (in German): www.lrv.ch.vu

I?ve also set up a demo page at: http://lrv.bplaced.net/wmp/wmp.php

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