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Security hole in Media Player

Written by Petteri Pyyny (Google+) @ 27 Jun 2002 6:49

Microsoft issued yesterday a patch which blocks three security holes in Windows Media Player. Biggest hole would allow hackers to run any chosen code on victim's computer and this hole is categorized as critical.
Windows Media Player can be found from all Windows operating system versions and is tightly bundled with Internet Explorer, making the security hole's importance an enormous.

It is recommended that everybody would apply a patch to their WMPs immediately. Patch and more information can be found from here:

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/treeview/default.asp?url=/technet/security/bulletin/MS02-032.asp

...as a sidenote, it doesn't matter whether you use WMP to watch movies or not, it is still installed on your computer and cannot be removed from modern Windows versions.

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