SYMSA-2006-004: Vulnerability in Graphics Rendering Engine Could Allow Remote Code Execution

2006-06-14T00:00:00
ID SECURITYVULNS:DOC:13156
Type securityvulns
Reporter Securityvulns
Modified 2006-06-14T00:00:00

Description

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Advisory ID : SYMSA-2006-004 Advisory Title: Vulnerability in Graphics Rendering Engine Could Allow Remote Code Execution Author : Peter Ferrie / peter_ferrie@symantec.com Release Date : 06-13-2006 Application : Those which utilize the vulnerable function on affected platforms Platform : Windows 98, Windows 98 Second Edition, Windows Millennium Edition Severity : Remotely exploitable arbitrary code execution Vendor status : Vendor verified, patch available (See MS06-026 and KB918547) CVE Number : CVE-2006-2376 Reference : http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/18322

Overview:

    A remote code execution vulnerability exists in the
    Graphics Rendering Engine because of the way that it
    handles Windows Metafile (WMF) images.

    An attacker could exploit this by placing a specially
    crafted WMF or EMF image on a webpage, or by sending
    the image as an attachment in an e-mail.  The exploit
    is triggered by viewing the specially crafted image
    file.  No user interaction is required.

    An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability
    could take complete control of the affected system.

Details:

    A heap overflow vulnerability exists in the WMF
    PolyPolygon function, because of an unchecked user-
    supplied parameter.

    <Details witheld for 30 days. Full disclosure on 
    July 11, 2006>

    The manner of the heap corruption is under user control,
    which can result in the execution of arbitrary code.

Vendor Response:

    The above vulnerability was addressed for the affected
    platforms via Microsoft Security Bulletin MS06-026. If
    there are any further questions about this statement,
    please contact secure@microsoft.com.

Recommendation:

    Follow your organization's testing procedures before
    applying patches or workarounds.  Customers should apply
    Microsoft's update as soon as possible.

Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) Information:

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) project has assigned the following names to these issues. These are candidates for inclusion in the CVE list (http://cve.mitre.org), which standardizes names for security problems.

    CVE-2006-2376
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