Symantec Security Response is aware of in-the-wild malware exploiting the Microsoft Windows Media Player 'winmm.dll' MIDI File Parsing Remote Buffer Overflow Vulnerability (BID 51292). Microsoft has already issued a patch against this vulnerability in the monthly patch release this January. Applying the patch is strongly recommended.
There are several components involved in this live attack:
Symantec products detect mp.html and i.js as Trojan.Malscript. The vulnerable baby.mid file is detected as Trojan Horse and the end-result file, a.exe, is flagged as Downloader.Darkmegi. The Downloader.Darkmegi detection also covers a couple of dropped files: com32.dll and com32.sys.
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