Security flaw touches Windows Media Player, IE
By Dawn Kawamoto
Staff Writer, CNET News.com
Published: October 18, 2005, 7:23 AM PDT
Last modified: October 18, 2005, 10:44 AM PDT
update A "critical" flaw that affects both Microsoft's Windows Media Player and Internet Explorer has been uncovered, a security company reported late Monday. The security flaw, which is found in the default installations of Media Player and the IE browser, could let attackers launch a remote execution of code, according to an advisory posted by eEye Digital Security. Systems affected by the flaw include Windows XP with Service Pack 1 and Service Pack 2, Windows NT, Windows 2003 and Windows 2003 SP1, and all versions of Windows 2000.