Media player users beware: more vulns ahead

Discussion in 'Submitted News' started by Dark Atheist, Dec 11, 2007.

  1. Dark Atheist

    Dark Atheist Moderator Political User Folding Team

    In The Void
    Security researchers are warning that popular media players offered by Microsoft and AOL are vulnerable to attacks that can completely compromise a user's PC. Attack code has already been released for the bug, which has been confirmed in a codec used by older versions of Windows Media Player, made by Microsoft, and in AOL's Winamp. A Symantec researcher has warned that users of other players may also be at risk because the vulnerability itself resides in a commonly used MP4 codec produced by a company called 3ivx Technologies.