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Resource Management Errors


Severity Medium
Score 4.3/10


Windows Media Player in Microsoft Windows XP SP2 allows user-assisted remote attackers to cause a denial of service via a .MID (MIDI) file with a malformed header chunk without any track chunks, possibly involving (1) number of tracks of (2) time division fields that are set to 0.

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CWE-399 - Resource Management Errors

Resource management errors is not a weakness in and of itself, rather it is a category of weaknesses related to improper management of system resources. If not addressed, the weaknesses in this category can lead to unexpected software behavior, loss of access, file modification, sensitive information disclosure, system crash, denial of service, and code execution.


Advisory Timeline

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