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Published: October 12, 2010 | Updated: October 13, 2010 Version: 1.1 This security update resolves a privately reported vulnerability in Windows Media Player.
The vulnerability could allow remote code execution if Windows Media Player opened specially crafted media content hosted on a malicious Web site.
It should be a priority for customers who have older releases of the software to migrate to supported releases to prevent potential exposure to vulnerabilities.
The security update addresses the vulnerability by correcting the manner in which Windows Media Player deallocates objects during a reload operation.
For more information about the vulnerability, see the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) subsection for the specific vulnerability entry under the next section, Vulnerability Information. The majority of customers have automatic updating enabled and will not need to take any action because this security update will be downloaded and installed automatically.
Other versions or editions are either past their support life cycle or are not affected.
To determine the support life cycle for your software version or edition, visit Microsoft Support Lifecycle.