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Remote code execution in Microsoft Windows Internet Printing Service



Published: 2008-05-02 | Updated: 2017-02-28
Severity High
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE ID CVE-2008-1446
CWE ID CWE-190
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit This vulnerability is being exploited in the wild.
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Operating systems & Components / Operating system

Windows
Operating systems & Components / Operating system

Vendor Microsoft

Security Advisory

This security advisory describes one high risk vulnerability.

1) Integer overflow

Severity: High

CVSSv3: 9.2 [CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:F/RL:O/RC:C] [PCI]

CVE-ID: CVE-2008-1446

CWE-ID: CWE-190 - Integer Overflow or Wraparound

Exploit availability: Yes [Search exploit]

Description

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

The weakness exists due to integer overflow in Windows Internet Printing Protocol (IPP) implementation. By sending a specially crafted HTTP POST request, a remote authenticated attacker can cause memory corruption and execute arbitrary code.

Successful exploitation of the vulnerability results in arbitrary code execution on the vulnerable system.

Note: the vulnerability was being actively exploited.

Mitigation

Install update from vendor's website:

Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 4:
https://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=8163d1f6-feb5-4f39-8134-3ed42326b822
Windows XP Service Pack 2 and Windows XP Service Pack 3:
https://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=e7ef571f-c9e8-4e14-95a3-3eeaec55b784
Windows XP Professional x64 Edition and Windows XP Professional x64 Edition Service Pack 2:
https://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=3ae4b913-bff0-4974-b198-828ca10d2a87
Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 and Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2:
https://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=437a9b68-6a0c-48c8-9348-0d6fda48aa21
Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition and Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition Service Pack 2:
https://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=d3df6508-a568-449d-ac97-fbf3f97b98ef
Windows Server 2003 with SP1 for Itanium-based Systems and Windows Server 2003 with SP2 for Itanium-based Systems:
https://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=748f54f1-40b9-407c-9819-909061b53743
Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems:
https://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=3d6290d8-1745-4bc0-9ca9-eeb1ad0be4a5
Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems:
https://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=a33c833c-d5c5-4e37-8f89-7b9079f92e59

Vulnerable software versions

Windows Server: 2003, 2008

Windows: 2000, XP

CPE External links

https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/security/ms08-062.aspx

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote authenticated user 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.