Remote code execution in Microsoft Windows GDI



Published: 2005-12-27 | Updated: 2016-12-08
Risk Critical
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE ID CVE-2005-4560
CWE ID CWE-119
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit This vulnerability is being exploited in the wild.
Vulnerable software
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Operating systems & Components / Operating system

Windows Server
Operating systems & Components / Operating system

Vendor Microsoft

Security Advisory

This security advisory describes one critical risk vulnerability.

1) Buffer overflow

Risk: Critical

CVSSv3.1: 8.9 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:F/RL:O/RC:C] [PCI]

CVE-ID: CVE-2005-4560

CWE-ID: CWE-119 - Improper Restriction of Operations within the Bounds of a Memory Buffer

Exploit availability: Yes

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote user to execute arbitrary code on the target system.

The vulnerability exists due to boundary error in Microsoft Graphical Device Interface library (GDI32.DLL) when handling .wmf files. A remote attacker can create a specially crafted .wmf image file with a crafted SETABORTPROC GDI Escape function call, related to the Windows Picture and Fax Viewer (SHIMGVW.DLL), trick the victim into opening it and execute arbitrary code with privileges of the current user.

Successful exploitation of the vulnerability results in compromise of vulnerable system.

Note: this vulnerability is being actively exploited.

Mitigation

Install update from vendor's website

Vulnerable software versions

Windows: 2000, XP

Windows Server: 2003

CPE External links

https://technet.microsoft.com/library/security/912840
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/security/ms06-001.aspx
http://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/id/181038

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote non-authenticated attacker via the Internet.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability. However, a fully functional exploit for this vulnerability is available.



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