VUPEN Security Research - Microsoft Windows Shell Graphics BMP "width" Integer Overflow Vulnerability

2011-02-14T00:00:00
ID SECURITYVULNS:DOC:25697
Type securityvulns
Reporter Securityvulns
Modified 2011-02-14T00:00:00

Description

VUPEN Security Research - Microsoft Windows Shell Graphics BMP "width" Integer Overflow Vulnerability

http://www.vupen.com/english/research.php

I. BACKGROUND

"Microsoft Windows is a series of software operating systems and graphical user interfaces produced by Microsoft. Windows had approximately 90% of the market share of the client operating systems." (Wikipedia)

II. DESCRIPTION

VUPEN Vulnerability Research Team discovered a critical vulnerability in Microsoft Windows.

The vulnerability is caused by an integer overflow error in the Windows Shell graphics processor when parsing the "width" value within BMP images, which could be exploited by remote attackers to compromise a vulnerable system by tricking a user into opening or previewing a malformed Office file or browsing to a network share, UNC, or WebDAV location containing a specially crafted image.

CVSS Score: 10 (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

III. AFFECTED PRODUCTS

Microsoft Windows Server 2008 (32-bit) Microsoft Windows Server 2008 (32-bit) Service Pack 2 Microsoft Windows Server 2008 (Itanium) Microsoft Windows Server 2008 (Itanium) Service Pack 2 Microsoft Windows Server 2008 (x64) Microsoft Windows Server 2008 (x64) Service Pack 2 Microsoft Windows Vista Service Pack 1 Microsoft Windows Vista Service Pack 2 Microsoft Windows Vista x64 Edition Service Pack 1 Microsoft Windows Vista x64 Edition Service Pack 2 Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2 Microsoft Windows Server 2003 SP2 (Itanium) Microsoft Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition Service Pack 2 Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition Service Pack 2 Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 3

IV. Binary Analysis & Exploits/PoCs

In-depth binary analysis of the vulnerability and a proof-of-concept code are available through the VUPEN Binary Analysis & Exploits Service :

http://www.vupen.com/english/services/ba-index.php

V. VUPEN Threat Protection Program

To proactively protect critical networks and infrastructures against unpatched vulnerabilities and reduce risks related to zero-day attacks, VUPEN shares its vulnerability research with governments and organizations members of the VUPEN Threat Protection Program (TPP).

VUPEN TPP customers receive fully detailed and technical reports about security vulnerabilities discovered by VUPEN and in advance of their public disclosure.

http://www.vupen.com/english/services/tpp-index.php

VI. SOLUTION

Apply the MS11-006 security update.

VII. CREDIT

This vulnerability was discovered by Nicolas Joly of VUPEN Security

VIII. ABOUT VUPEN Security

VUPEN is a leading IT security research company providing vulnerability management and security intelligence solutions which enable enterprises and institutions to eliminate vulnerabilities before they can be exploited, ensure security policy compliance and meaningfully measure and manage risks.

Governmental and federal agencies, and global enterprises in the financial services, insurance, manufacturing and technology industries rely on VUPEN to improve their security, prioritize resources, cut time and costs, and stay ahead of the latest threats.

  • VUPEN Vulnerability Notification Service (VNS) : http://www.vupen.com/english/services/vns-index.php

  • VUPEN Binary Analysis & Exploits Service (BAE) : http://www.vupen.com/english/services/ba-index.php

  • VUPEN Threat Protection Program for Govs (TPP) : http://www.vupen.com/english/services/tpp-index.php

  • VUPEN Web Application Security Scanner (WASS) : http://www.vupen.com/english/services/wass-index.php

IX. REFERENCES

http://www.vupen.com/english/research-vuln.php http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2011/0018 http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/MS11-006.mspx

X. DISCLOSURE TIMELINE

2011-01-15 - Vulnerability Discovered by VUPEN 2011-02-08 - MS11-006 security update available