Microsoft Security Bulletin MS00-038
Patch Available for 'Malformed Windows Media Encoder Request' Vulnerability
Originally posted: May 30, 2000
Updated: May 18, 2003
Microsoft has released a patch that eliminates a security vulnerability in Microsoft® Windows® Media Encoder, which ships as a component of the Windows Media Technologies. The vulnerability could allow a malicious user to interfere with a digital content provider's ability to supply real-time audio and video broadcasts.
On June 20, 2000, Microsoft re-released this patch to fix a regression that was introduced by the original patch. Microsoft recommends that all customers who applied the original patch apply new the version; it is not necessary to "back out" the original patch before applying the new version.
- Microsoft Windows Media Encoder 4.0
- Microsoft Windows Media Encoder 4.1
Vulnerability Identifier: CVE-2000-0495
Microsoft thanks Kit Knox for reporting this issue to us and working with us to protect customers.
Support: This is a fully supported patch. Information on contacting Microsoft Technical Support is available at http://support.microsoft.com/contactussupport/?ws=support .
Security Resources: The Microsoft TechNet Security Web Site provides additional information about security in Microsoft products.
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- May 30, 2000: Bulletin Created.
- June 20, 2000: Bulletin revised to reflect updated patch.
- V2.0 (May 18, 2003): Introduced versioning and updated links to additional information.