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Microsoft Windows Malformed ART Image Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

Risk
High

Date Discovered
6/13/2006 12:00:00 AM

Description
Microsoft Windows is prone to a remote code execution when processing malformed AOL ART images. This issue is exposed when the malicious images are processed by Internet Explorer or other applications that rely on Internet Explorer to display AOL ART images. If exploited, this vulnerability could let a remote attacker execute arbitrary code in the context of the victim user.

Symantec Enterprise Security Manager
Symantec Enterprise Security Manager posted an update to the OS Patch Policy that detects and reports systems that are not patched against this vulnerability. Click here for the advisory released June 16, 2006.

Symantec Enterprise Security Manager Network Assessment Module
Symantec Enterprise Security Manager Network Assessment Module detects and reports this vulnerability. Click here for the advisory released June 20, 2006.

Symantec Vulnerability Assessment
Symantec Vulnerability Assessment detects and reports this vulnerability. Click here for the advisory released June 21, 2006.

Technologies Affected
Microsoft Windows XP
Microsoft Windows XP 64-bit Edition
Microsoft Windows XP 64-bit Edition SP1
Microsoft Windows XP Home
Microsoft Windows XP Home SP1
Microsoft Windows XP Home SP2
Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition
Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition SP1
Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition SP2
Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP1
Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP2
Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition
Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC Edition
Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC Edition SP1
Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC Edition SP2
Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Datacenter Edition
Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Datacenter Edition 64-bit
Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Datacenter Edition 64-bit SP1
Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Datacenter Edition SP1
Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Datacenter x64 Edition
Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition
Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition 64-bit
Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition 64-bit SP1
Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition SP1
Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Enterprise x64 Edition
Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition
Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition SP1
Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Standard x64 Edition
Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Web Edition
Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Web Edition SP1
Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0.1
Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0.1 SP1
Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0.1 SP2
Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0.1 SP3
Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0.1 SP4
Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0
Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 SP1

Recommendations
Do not accept or execute files from untrusted or unknown sources.
This issue may be exploited by malicious Media Player content. Users are advised to avoid opening any unsolicited or unexpected files, especially if they arrive from an unfamiliar source. This may limit exposure to this vulnerability.
Do not follow links provided by unknown or untrusted sources.
This issue may be exploited by a malicious website. Users should be wary of visiting websites of questionable integrity, especially if solicited to do so by an untrusted or unfamiliar source.
Implement multiple redundant layers of security.
Deploy host-based intrusion prevention systems that employ such features as memory protection. This may complicate exploitation of memory protection by providing non-executable stacks/heaps and randomly mapped memory segments.
Run all software as a non-privileged user with minimal access rights.
Perform all non-administrative tasks as an unprivileged user with minimal access rights. This may limit the impact of latent vulnerabilities in applications.

Microsoft has released a security bulletin and fixes to address this issue.
Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 SP1:

Microsoft Patch Vulnerability in ART Image Rendering Could Allow Remote Code Execution in Internet Explorer 6 Servic
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=F6328F82-457E-44CB-95FB-2DB0E8C9EE3C&displaylang=en

Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server SP4:
Microsoft Patch Vulnerability in ART Image Rendering Could Allow Remote Code Execution in Internet Explorer 6 Servic
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=F6328F82-457E-44CB-95FB-2DB0E8C9EE3C&displaylang=en

Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional SP4:
Microsoft Patch Vulnerability in ART Image Rendering Could Allow Remote Code Execution in Internet Explorer 6 Servic
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=F6328F82-457E-44CB-95FB-2DB0E8C9EE3C&displaylang=en

Microsoft Windows 2000 Server SP4:
Microsoft Patch Vulnerability in ART Image Rendering Could Allow Remote Code Execution in Internet Explorer 6 Servic
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=F6328F82-457E-44CB-95FB-2DB0E8C9EE3C&displaylang=en

Microsoft Windows XP Home SP1:
Microsoft Patch Vulnerability in ART Image Rendering Could Allow Remote Code Execution in Internet Explorer 6 Servic
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=F6328F82-457E-44CB-95FB-2DB0E8C9EE3C&displaylang=en

Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition SP1:
Microsoft Patch Vulnerability in ART Image Rendering Could Allow Remote Code Execution in Internet Explorer 6 Servic
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=F6328F82-457E-44CB-95FB-2DB0E8C9EE3C&displaylang=en

Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP1:
Microsoft Patch Vulnerability in ART Image Rendering Could Allow Remote Code Execution in Internet Explorer 6 Servic
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=F6328F82-457E-44CB-95FB-2DB0E8C9EE3C&displaylang=en

Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC Edition SP1:
Microsoft Patch Vulnerability in ART Image Rendering Could Allow Remote Code Execution in Internet Explorer 6 Servic
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=F6328F82-457E-44CB-95FB-2DB0E8C9EE3C&displaylang=en

Microsoft Windows XP Home SP2:
Microsoft Patch Vulnerability in ART Image Rendering Could Allow Remote Code Execution in Internet Explorer for Wind
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=71022EA1-94CB-4FE9-B89E-46876D068B9A&displaylang=en

Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition SP2:
Microsoft Patch Vulnerability in ART Image Rendering Could Allow Remote Code Execution in Internet Explorer for Wind
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=71022EA1-94CB-4FE9-B89E-46876D068B9A&displaylang=en

Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP2:
Microsoft Patch Vulnerability in ART Image Rendering Could Allow Remote Code Execution in Internet Explorer for Wind
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=71022EA1-94CB-4FE9-B89E-46876D068B9A&displaylang=en

Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC Edition SP2:
Microsoft Patch Vulnerability in ART Image Rendering Could Allow Remote Code Execution in Internet Explorer for Wind
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=71022EA1-94CB-4FE9-B89E-46876D068B9A&displaylang=en

Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition :
Microsoft Patch Vulnerability in ART Image Rendering Could Allow Remote Code Execution in Internet Explorer for Wind

Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Datacenter Edition :
Microsoft Patch Vulnerability in ART Image Rendering Could Allow Remote Code Execution in Internet Explorer for Wind

Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Datacenter Edition SP1:
Microsoft Patch Vulnerability in ART Image Rendering Could Allow Remote Code Execution in Internet Explorer for Wind

Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition :
Microsoft Patch Vulnerability in ART Image Rendering Could Allow Remote Code Execution in Internet Explorer for Wind

Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition SP1:
Microsoft Patch Vulnerability in ART Image Rendering Could Allow Remote Code Execution in Internet Explorer for Wind

Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition :
Microsoft Patch Vulnerability in ART Image Rendering Could Allow Remote Code Execution in Internet Explorer for Wind

Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition SP1:
Microsoft Patch Vulnerability in ART Image Rendering Could Allow Remote Code Execution in Internet Explorer for Wind

Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Web Edition :
Microsoft Patch Vulnerability in ART Image Rendering Could Allow Remote Code Execution in Internet Explorer for Wind

Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Web Edition SP1:
Microsoft Patch Vulnerability in ART Image Rendering Could Allow Remote Code Execution in Internet Explorer for Wind

Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Datacenter Edition 64-bit :
Microsoft Patch Vulnerability in ART Image Rendering Could Allow Remote Code Execution in Windows Server 2003 64-bit
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=5E1B95C3-7E75-4468-829C-1DC7B4ECE5D0&displaylang=en

Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Datacenter Edition 64-bit SP1:
Microsoft Patch Vulnerability in ART Image Rendering Could Allow Remote Code Execution in Windows Server 2003 64-bit
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=5E1B95C3-7E75-4468-829C-1DC7B4ECE5D0&displaylang=en

Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Datacenter Edition 64-bit SP1 Beta 1:
Microsoft Patch Vulnerability in ART Image Rendering Could Allow Remote Code Execution in Windows Server 2003 64-bit
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=5E1B95C3-7E75-4468-829C-1DC7B4ECE5D0&displaylang=en

Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition 64-bit :
Microsoft Patch Vulnerability in ART Image Rendering Could Allow Remote Code Execution in Windows Server 2003 64-bit
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=5E1B95C3-7E75-4468-829C-1DC7B4ECE5D0&displaylang=en

Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition 64-bit SP1:
Microsoft Patch Vulnerability in ART Image Rendering Could Allow Remote Code Execution in Windows Server 2003 64-bit
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=5E1B95C3-7E75-4468-829C-1DC7B4ECE5D0&displaylang=en

Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition 64-bit SP1 Beta 1:
Microsoft Patch Vulnerability in ART Image Rendering Could Allow Remote Code Execution in Windows Server 2003 64-bit
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=5E1B95C3-7E75-4468-829C-1DC7B4ECE5D0&displaylang=en

Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Datacenter x64 Edition :
Microsoft Patch Vulnerability in ART Image Rendering Could Allow Remote Code Execution in Internet Explorer for Wind
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=4DC13B7C-01AB-4BB6-9766-0FE0D02E410D&displaylang=en

Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Enterprise x64 Edition :
Microsoft Patch Vulnerability in ART Image Rendering Could Allow Remote Code Execution in Internet Explorer for Wind
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=4DC13B7C-01AB-4BB6-9766-0FE0D02E410D&displaylang=en

Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Standard x64 Edition :
Microsoft Patch Vulnerability in ART Image Rendering Could Allow Remote Code Execution in Internet Explorer for Wind
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=4DC13B7C-01AB-4BB6-9766-0FE0D02E410D&displaylang=en

Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0.1:
Microsoft Patch Vulnerability in ART Image Rendering Could Allow Remote Code Execution in Internet Explorer 5.01 Ser
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=4DC13B7C-01AB-4BB6-9766-0FE0D02E410D&displaylang=en

References
Source: Microsoft Security Bulletin MS06-022
URL: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/Bulletin/MS06-022.mspx

Credits
Discovery is credited to iDEFENSE.


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