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Microsoft Security Advisory 971778

Vulnerability in Microsoft DirectShow Could Allow Remote Code Execution

Published: May 28, 2009 | Updated: July 14, 2009

Version: 2.0

Microsoft has completed the investigation into a public report of this vulnerability. We have issued MS09-028 to address this issue. For more information about this issue, including download links for an available security update, please review MS09-028. The vulnerability addressed is the DirectX NULL Byte Overwrite Vulnerability - CVE-2009-1537.



The information provided in this advisory is provided "as is" without warranty of any kind. Microsoft disclaims all warranties, either express or implied, including the warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. In no event shall Microsoft Corporation or its suppliers be liable for any damages whatsoever including direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, loss of business profits or special damages, even if Microsoft Corporation or its suppliers have been advised of the possibility of such damages. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of liability for consequential or incidental damages so the foregoing limitation may not apply.


  • V1.0 (May 28, 2009): Advisory published.
  • V2.0 (July 14, 2009): Advisory updated to reflect publication of security bulletin.

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