ZDI-08-056: Microsoft Windows GDI+ GIF Parsing Code Execution Vulnerability

Type securityvulns
Reporter Securityvulns
Modified 2008-09-10T00:00:00


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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