[Full-disclosure] [EEYEB-20050329] Windows Metafile Multiple Heap Overflows

Type securityvulns
Reporter Securityvulns
Modified 2005-11-09T00:00:00


Windows Metafile Multiple Heap Overflows

Release Date: November 8, 2005

Date Reported: March 29, 2005

Severity: High (Code Execution)

Vendor: Microsoft

Systems Affected: Windows 2000 Windows Server 2003

Overview: eEye Digital Security has discovered a heap overflow vulnerability in the way the Windows Graphical Device Interface (GDI) processes Windows enhanced metafile images (file extensions EMF and WMF). An attacker could send a malicious metafile to a victim of his choice over any of a variety of media -- such as HTML e-mail, a link to a web page, a metafile-bearing Microsoft Office document, or a chat message -- in order to execute code on that user's system at the user's privilege level.

Technical Details: The Windows metafile rendering code in GDI32.DLL contains a number of integer overflow flaws in its processing of EMF/WMF file data that lead to exploitable heap overflows through any number of specially crafted metafile structures. For example, the following disassembly from MRBP16::bCheckRecord demonstrates a size calculation that is susceptible to integer overflow and as a result may pass validation with a dangerous value:

77F6C759    mov     edx, [ecx+18h]    ; malicious count (e.g.,

8000000Dh) 77F6C75C mov eax, [ecx+4] ; heap allocation size ... 77F6C764 lea edx, [edx*4+1Ch] ; EDX >= 3FFFFFF9h: integer overflow 77F6C76B cmp edx, eax ; validation check 77F6C76D jnz 77F6C77F

Protection: Retina Network Security Scanner has been updated to identify this vulnerability. Blink Endpoint Protection proactively protects users from this vulnerability.

Vendor Status: Microsoft has released a patch for this vulnerability. The patch is available at: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/MS05-053.mspx

Credit: Fang Xing

Related Links: This vulnerability has been assigned the following IDs;

EEYEB-20050329 OSVDB ID: 18820 CVE ID: CAN-2005-2124

Greetings: Thanks Derek and and eEye guys help me wrote this advisory. Greeting xfocus guys and venustech lab guys.

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