Security researcher finds flaw in Windows Media Player

Thursday, 20 September 2007, 3:40 PM EST

Petko Petkov, a penetration tester who released proof-of-concept code last week for a flaw in Apple's QuickTime, said Tuesday that Microsoft's media software also harbors critical bugs that could be used to hijack PCs. On his blog, Petkov posted several exploits targeting a vulnerability in the "HTMLView value" XML tag that's used in several support Windows Media Player file formats, including .asx.

"HTMLView will display a page of our choice within the stand-alone Windows Media Player," Petkov said.

At Computerworld.

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