ZDI-08-056: Microsoft Windows GDI+ GIF Parsing Code Execution Vulnerability http://www.zerodayinitiative.com/advisories/ZDI-08-056 September 9, 2008
-- CVE ID: CVE-2008-3013
-- Affected Vendors: Microsoft
-- Affected Products: Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Microsoft Windows XP Microsoft Windows Vista Microsoft Windows Server 2003
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-- Vulnerability Details: This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on vulnerable installations of Microsoft Windows XP, Server and Vista. User interaction is required in that a user must open a malicious image file or browse to a malicious website.
The specific flaws exist in the GDI+ subsystem when parsing maliciously crafted GIF files. By supplying a malformed graphic control extension an attacker can trigger an exploitable memory corruption condition. Successful exploitation can result in arbitrary code execution under the credentials of the currently logged in user.
-- Vendor Response: Microsoft has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at:
-- Disclosure Timeline: 2008-02-07 - Vulnerability reported to vendor 2008-09-09 - Coordinated public release of advisory
-- Credit: This vulnerability was discovered by: * Ivan Fratric
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