1. /
  2. Security Response/
  3. Microsoft Windows Graphics Rendering Engine WMF SetAbortProc Code Execution Vulnerability

Microsoft Windows Graphics Rendering Engine WMF SetAbortProc Code Execution Vulnerability

Risk

High

Date Discovered

December 28, 2005

Description

Microsoft Windows WMF graphics rendering engine is affected by a remote code-execution vulnerability. This issue affects the 'SetAbortProc' function. The problem presents itself when a user views a malicious WMF formatted file, triggering the vulnerability when the engine attempts to parse the file. The issue may be exploited remotely or locally. Any remote code execution that occurs will be with the privileges of the user viewing a malicious image. An attacker may gain SYSTEM privileges if an administrator views the malicious file. Local code execution may facilitate a complete compromise.

Technologies Affected

  • Avaya DefinityOne Media Servers
  • Avaya DefinityOne Media Servers R10
  • Avaya DefinityOne Media Servers R11
  • Avaya DefinityOne Media Servers R12
  • Avaya DefinityOne Media Servers R6
  • Avaya DefinityOne Media Servers R7
  • Avaya DefinityOne Media Servers R8
  • Avaya DefinityOne Media Servers R9
  • Avaya IP600 Media Servers
  • Avaya IP600 Media Servers R10
  • Avaya IP600 Media Servers R11
  • Avaya IP600 Media Servers R12
  • Avaya IP600 Media Servers R6
  • Avaya IP600 Media Servers R7
  • Avaya IP600 Media Servers R8
  • Avaya IP600 Media Servers R9
  • Avaya Modular Messaging (MAS)
  • Avaya S8100 Media Servers
  • Avaya S8100 Media Servers R10
  • Avaya S8100 Media Servers R11
  • Avaya S8100 Media Servers R12
  • Avaya S8100 Media Servers R6
  • Avaya S8100 Media Servers R7
  • Avaya S8100 Media Servers R8
  • Avaya S8100 Media Servers R9
  • Avaya Unified Communications Center S3400
  • Debian Linux 3.1.0
  • Debian Linux 3.1.0 alpha
  • Debian Linux 3.1.0 amd64
  • Debian Linux 3.1.0 arm
  • Debian Linux 3.1.0 hppa
  • Debian Linux 3.1.0 ia-32
  • Debian Linux 3.1.0 ia-64
  • Debian Linux 3.1.0 m68k
  • Debian Linux 3.1.0 mips
  • Debian Linux 3.1.0 mipsel
  • Debian Linux 3.1.0 ppc
  • Debian Linux 3.1.0 s/390
  • Debian Linux 3.1.0 sparc
  • Gentoo Linux
  • IBM Lotus Notes 6.5.0
  • IBM Lotus Notes 6.5.1
  • IBM Lotus Notes 6.5.2
  • IBM Lotus Notes 6.5.3
  • IBM Lotus Notes 6.5.4
  • IrfanView IrfanView 3.95
  • IrfanView IrfanView 3.97.0
  • IrfanView IrfanView 3.98.0
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server SP1
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server SP2
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server SP3
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server SP4
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Datacenter Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Datacenter Server SP1
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Datacenter Server SP2
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Datacenter Server SP3
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Datacenter Server SP4
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional SP1
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional SP2
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional SP3
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional SP4
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Server SP1
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Server SP2
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Server SP3
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Server SP4
  • Microsoft Windows 98
  • Microsoft Windows 98SE
  • Microsoft Windows ME
  • Microsoft Windows NT Enterprise Server 4.0
  • Microsoft Windows NT Enterprise Server 4.0 SP1
  • Microsoft Windows NT Enterprise Server 4.0 SP2
  • Microsoft Windows NT Enterprise Server 4.0 SP3
  • Microsoft Windows NT Enterprise Server 4.0 SP4
  • Microsoft Windows NT Enterprise Server 4.0 SP5
  • Microsoft Windows NT Enterprise Server 4.0 SP6
  • Microsoft Windows NT Enterprise Server 4.0 SP6a
  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0
  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 SP1
  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 SP2
  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 SP3
  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 SP4
  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 SP5
  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 SP6
  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 SP6a
  • Microsoft Windows NT Terminal Server 4.0
  • Microsoft Windows NT Terminal Server 4.0 SP1
  • Microsoft Windows NT Terminal Server 4.0 SP2
  • Microsoft Windows NT Terminal Server 4.0 SP3
  • Microsoft Windows NT Terminal Server 4.0 SP4
  • Microsoft Windows NT Terminal Server 4.0 SP5
  • Microsoft Windows NT Terminal Server 4.0 SP6
  • Microsoft Windows NT Terminal Server 4.0 SP6a
  • Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 4.0
  • Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 4.0 SP1
  • Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 4.0 SP2
  • Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 4.0 SP3
  • Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 4.0 SP4
  • Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 4.0 SP5
  • Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 4.0 SP6
  • Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 4.0 SP6a
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Datacenter Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Datacenter Edition Itanium
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Datacenter Edition Itanium 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 Itanium
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition Itanium 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 Windows Vista Beta 1
  • Microsoft Windows Vista December CTP
  • Microsoft Windows Vista beta
  • 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
  • Nortel Networks CallPilot 1.0.7
  • Nortel Networks CallPilot 2.0.0
  • Nortel Networks CallPilot 3.0.0
  • Nortel Networks CallPilot 4.0.0
  • Nortel Networks Centrex IP Client Manager
  • Nortel Networks Communications Control Toolkit
  • Nortel Networks Contact Center
  • Nortel Networks Contact Center Express
  • Nortel Networks Contact Center Manager
  • Nortel Networks Contact Center Multimedia
  • Nortel Networks Contact Center Web Client
  • Nortel Networks Enterprise Network Management System
  • Nortel Networks IP Address Domain Manager
  • Nortel Networks MCS 5100 3.0.0
  • Nortel Networks MCS 5200 3.0.0
  • Nortel Networks Multimedia Communication Platform
  • Nortel Networks Optivity Telephony Manager (OTM)
  • Nortel Networks Passport Multiservice Data Manager (MDM)
  • Nortel Networks Symposium Agent
  • Nortel Networks Symposium TAPI Service Provider
  • Wine Windows API Emulator 0.9.0
  • Wine Windows API Emulator 0.9.1
  • Wine Windows API Emulator 0.9.2
  • Wine Windows API Emulator 0.9.3
  • Wine Windows API Emulator 0.9.4
  • XnView XnView Complete 1.80.3
  • XnView XnView Minimal 1.80.3
  • XnView XnView Standard 1.80.3

Recommendations

Permit local access for trusted individuals only. Where possible, use restricted environments and restricted shells.

Do not allow untrusted individuals to have local access to computers. This may limit exposure to local attack vectors.

Deploy network intrusion detection systems to monitor network traffic for malicious activity.

Deploy NIDS to monitor all network traffic for signs of suspicious or anomalous activity. This may aid in detecting attempts to exploit latent vulnerabilities or in detecting malicious activity that occurs as a result of successful exploitation.

Do not accept or execute files from untrusted or unknown sources.

Users should not accept files from untrusted or unknown sources as they may be malicious in nature.

Do not follow links provided by unknown or untrusted sources.

Always avoid websites of questionable integrity. Never follow links supplied by unknown or untrusted sources.

Do not accept communications that originate from unknown or untrusted sources.

Disabling client support for HTML email may limit exposure to this attack vector.

Implement multiple redundant layers of security.

Since this issue may be leveraged to execute code, we recommend memory-protection schemes, such as non-executable stack/heap configurations and randomly mapped memory segments. This tactic may complicate exploitation of memory-corruption vulnerabilities.
Please see the referenced advisories for more information: - Microsoft has released a security advisory (Microsoft Security Advisory (912840)) confirming this issue. The referenced advisory contains information about workarounds; the vendor plans to release updates in the near future. - Microsoft has released a security advisory (Microsoft Security Bulletin MS06-001) to address this issue for supported operating systems. Reports indicate that users who have disabled Microsoft Windows Picture and Fax Viewer by deregistering 'shimgvw.dll' may have to register it manually after applying fixes released by Microsoft. Please see the Workaround section for instructions on registering 'shimgvw.dll'. - Avaya has released advisory ASA-2006-001 to identify vulnerable Avaya products. Avaya recommends installing Microsoft fixes to address this issue on affected computers. - Gentoo Linux has released advisory GLSA 200601-09 to address this issue in Wine. Users of affected packages should execute the following commands with superuser privileges: emerge --sync emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-emulation/wine-20050930" - Nortel Networks has released a security advisory to address this issue in various products. - Microsoft has released patches to address this issue in Microsoft Windows Vista Beta 1 and Windows Vista December CTP (Community Technology Preview). See fixes for the Windows Vista December CTP (Community Technology Preview) patch. Users are advised to contact Microsoft for the Windows Vista Beta 1 patch. - Gentoo has released advisory GLSA 200601-09:02 to replace fixes that were released as part of the Gentoo advisory 200601-09. The fixes released in the previous advisory did not properly address this issue. Please see the referenced advisory for more information. All Wine users should re-emerge Wine by carrying out the following commands: emerge --sync emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-emulation/wine-0.9.0" - Debian has released advisory DSA 954-1 to address this issue in Wine. Please see the referenced advisory for more information.

Credits

The individual responsible for discovering this issue not currently known.
Copyright © Symantec Corporation.
Permission to redistribute this alert electronically is granted as long as it is not edited in any way unless authorized by Symantec Security Response. Reprinting the whole or part of this alert in any medium other than electronically requires permission from secure@symantec.com.

Disclaimer
The information in the advisory is believed to be accurate at the time of publishing based on currently available information. Use of the information constitutes acceptance for use in an AS IS condition. There are no warranties with regard to this information. Neither the author nor the publisher accepts any liability for any direct, indirect, or consequential loss or damage arising from use of, or reliance on, this information.
Symantec, Symantec products, Symantec Security Response, and secure@symantec.com are registered trademarks of Symantec Corp. and/or affiliated companies in the United States and other countries. All other registered and unregistered trademarks represented in this document are the sole property of their respective companies/owners.

Threat Intelligence

Subscribe
Follow the Threat Intelligence Twitter feed
STAR Antimalware Protection Technologies
Internet Security Threat Report, Volume 17
Symantec DeepSight Screensaver