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Vulnerability Score 5.0 5.0
CVE Id CVE-2004-1623
Last Modified 05 Sep 2008 04:41:54
Published 22 Oct 2004 12:00:00
Confidentiality Impact NONE NONE
Integrity Impact NONE NONE
Availability Impact PARTIAL PARTIAL
Access Vector NETWORK
Access Complexity LOW
Authentication NONE



The WAV file property handler in Windows XP SP1 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (infinite loop in Explorer) via a WAV file with an invalid file header whose fmt chunk length is set to 0xFFFFFFFF.

Vulnerable Systems

Operating System

  • Microsoft Windows Xp


BID - 11503


BUGTRAQ - 20041021 [HV-LOW] Unsafe WAV header handling can cause DoS on Windows

XF - windowsxp-explorer-wav-dos(17864)

OSVDB - 11053

SECTRACK - 1011880

Last Updated: 27 May 2016 10:39:06