Intrusion Prevention

MS.DirectX.Media.DXTMSFT.ActiveX.Control.DoS

Description

This indicates an attack attempt against a denial of service vulnerability in Microsoft DirectX Media.
The vulnerability is caused because it fails to perform adequate checks on user-supplied data. It allows remote attackers to crash applications using the affected ActiveX control.

Affected Products

Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC Edition SP2
Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC Edition SP1
Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC Edition
Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition SP2
Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition
Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP2
Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP1
Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition SP2
Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition SP1
Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition
Microsoft Windows XP Home SP2
Microsoft Windows XP Home SP1
Microsoft Windows XP Home
Microsoft Windows XP Gold 0
Microsoft Windows XP Embedded SP1
Microsoft Windows XP Embedded
Microsoft Windows XP 64-bit Edition Version 2003 SP1
Microsoft Windows XP 64-bit Edition Version 2003
Microsoft Windows XP 64-bit Edition SP1
Microsoft Windows XP 64-bit Edition
Microsoft Windows XP 0

Impact

Denial of Service: Remote attackers can crash vulnerable systems.

Recommended Actions

Apply patch, available from the website.
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/default.aspx

CVE References

CVE-2006-4301