MS Media License Manager DoS
Reported March 17, 2000 by Ranjiv Sharma
According to Microsoft"s report on the matter, "Windows Media License Manager is part of Windows Media Rights Manager, a component of Windows Media Technologies that enables content providers to distribute copyrighted digital media in encrypted form. When Windows Media Player opens protected digital media, it contacts the provider"s server, presents the user"s license request information, and obtains a license that allows it to play the media. However, a specially-malformed license request can cause License Manager to halt, thereby preventing legitimate subscribers from obtaining a license for the same or other content hosted at this site.
Discovered and reported by Ranjiv Sharma