[VulnWatch] Microsoft Windows Vista Slideshow Unspecified Blue Screen Of Death Vulnerability

Type securityvulns
Reporter Securityvulns
Modified 2007-03-29T00:00:00


It seems that Vista has some problems with ATI drivers. It was already reported that file atikmdag.sys can cause BSoD after leaving the game (http://leovilletownsquare.com/fusionbb/showtopic.php?tid/17600/). Today user with nickname Olo contacted my and by making some tests we where able to determine that there are more problems with this driver and Vista. We where using this configuration: http://sectroyer.110mb.com/vuln/hardware.jpg Everytime you try to turn on the slideshow with a JPG file in the folder you get BSoD (http://sectroyer.110mb.com/vuln/vista_bsod.jpg). You can test it by turning on the slideshow in the following directory: c:Windows\Web\Wallpaper\ Since this case cannot be connect with 2d-3d mode changes it seems that there is some vulnerability directly in Windows Vista which cause this BSoD in atikmdag.sys (ATI Kernel Driver). This vulnerability can be used as a DoS but Code Execution haven't been confirmed or denied. Regards Michael Majchrowicz.