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Microsoft GDI+ EMF Image Processing Memory Corruption Vulnerability

Risk

High

Date Discovered

September 9, 2008

Description

Microsoft GDI+ is prone to a remote memory-corruption vulnerability that occurs when an application that uses the library tries to process a specially crafted EMF (Enhanced Metafile) image file. Successfully exploiting this issue would allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code in the context of the currently logged-in user. UPDATE (March 25, 2009): Further investigation reveals that technical details and an exploit regarding 'GpFont.SetData()', which were added to this BID on March 24, 2009, actually pertain to a new issue. Please see BID 34250 'Microsoft GDI+ EMF 'GpFont.SetData()' Buffer Overflow Vulnerability' for details.

Technologies Affected

  • HP Storage Management Appliance 2.1
  • HP Storage Management Appliance I
  • HP Storage Management Appliance II
  • HP Storage Management Appliance III
  • Hitachi JP1/VERITAS Backup Exec 11d (Windows) 08-00
  • Hitachi JP1/VERITAS Backup Exec 11d (Windows) 08-01
  • Hitachi JP1/VERITAS Backup Exec 11d (Windows) 08-02
  • Hitachi JP1/VERITAS Backup Exec 11d (Windows) 08-03
  • Hitachi JP1/VERITAS Backup Exec 11d (Windows) 08-04
  • Hitachi JP1/VERITAS Backup Exec 11d (Windows) 08-05
  • Hitachi JP1/VERITAS Backup Exec 12 (Windows) 08-50
  • Hitachi JP1/VERITAS Backup Exec 12 (Windows) 08-51
  • Hitachi JP1/VERITAS Backup Exec 12 (Windows) 08-52
  • Microsoft Digital Image Suite 2006
  • Microsoft Excel Viewer
  • Microsoft Excel Viewer 2003
  • Microsoft Excel Viewer 2003 SP3
  • Microsoft Expression Web
  • Microsoft Expression Web 2
  • Microsoft Forefront Client Security 1.0
  • Microsoft Groove 2007
  • Microsoft Groove 2007 SP1
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0
  • Microsoft Office 2003
  • Microsoft Office 2003 SP1
  • Microsoft Office 2003 SP2
  • Microsoft Office 2003 SP3
  • Microsoft Office 2007
  • Microsoft Office 2007 SP1
  • Microsoft Office Excel Viewer 2003 SP3
  • Microsoft Office Excel Viewer 2007
  • Microsoft Office PowerPoint Viewer 2007
  • Microsoft Office PowerPoint Viewer 2007 SP1
  • Microsoft Office Word 2003 Viewer
  • Microsoft Office Word 2003 Viewer SP3
  • Microsoft Office XP
  • Microsoft Office XP SP1
  • Microsoft Office XP SP2
  • Microsoft Office XP SP3
  • Microsoft PowerPoint 2003 Viewer
  • Microsoft Project 2002
  • Microsoft Project 2002 SP1
  • Microsoft Report Viewer 2005 SP1
  • Microsoft Report Viewer 2008
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2000 Reporting Services SP2
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Edition
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Edition SP1
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Edition SP2
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Edition with Advanced Serv SP1
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express Edition with Advanced Serv SP2
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Itanium Edition
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Itanium Edition SP1
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Itanium Edition SP2
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 SP1
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 SP2
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 x64 Edition SP1
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 x64 Edition SP2
  • Microsoft Visio 2002
  • Microsoft Visio 2002 Professional SP2
  • Microsoft Visio 2002 SP1
  • Microsoft Visio 2002 SP2
  • 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 Datacenter x64 Edition SP2
  • 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 Enterprise x64 Edition SP2
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Itanium
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Itanium SP1
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Itanium SP2
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 SP1
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 SP2
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition SP1
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition SP2
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Standard x64 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Web Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Web Edition SP1
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Web Edition SP2
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 x64 SP1
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 x64 SP2
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Datacenter Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Enterprise Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based Systems
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems
  • Microsoft Windows Vista
  • Microsoft Windows Vista Business
  • Microsoft Windows Vista Business 64-bit edition
  • Microsoft Windows Vista Business 64-bit edition SP1
  • Microsoft Windows Vista Business SP1
  • Microsoft Windows Vista Enterprise
  • Microsoft Windows Vista Enterprise 64-bit edition
  • Microsoft Windows Vista Enterprise 64-bit edition SP1
  • Microsoft Windows Vista Enterprise SP1
  • Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic
  • Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic 64-bit edition
  • Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic 64-bit edition SP1
  • Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic SP1
  • Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium
  • Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit edition
  • Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit edition SP1
  • Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1
  • Microsoft Windows Vista SP1
  • Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate
  • Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit edition
  • Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit edition SP1
  • Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate SP1
  • Microsoft Windows Vista x64 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Vista x64 Edition SP1
  • Microsoft Windows XP
  • Microsoft Windows XP 64-bit Edition
  • Microsoft Windows XP 64-bit Edition SP1
  • Microsoft Windows XP Gold
  • Microsoft Windows XP Home
  • Microsoft Windows XP Home SP1
  • Microsoft Windows XP Home SP2
  • Microsoft Windows XP Home SP3
  • Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition
  • Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition SP1
  • Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition SP2
  • Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition SP3
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP1
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP2
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP3
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition SP2
  • Microsoft Word Viewer 2003 SP3
  • Microsoft Works 8.0
  • Nortel Networks CallPilot 1002rp
  • Nortel Networks CallPilot 200i
  • Nortel Networks CallPilot 201i
  • Nortel Networks CallPilot 702t
  • Nortel Networks CallPilot 703t
  • Nortel Networks Contact Center - TAPI Server
  • Nortel Networks Contact Center Administration
  • Nortel Networks Contact Center Express
  • Nortel Networks Contact Center Manager Server
  • Nortel Networks Contact Center NCC
  • Nortel Networks ENSM - Enterprise NMS 10.4
  • Nortel Networks ENSM - Enterprise NMS 10.5
  • Nortel Networks ENSM- Enterprise NMS
  • Nortel Networks Media Processing Svr 100
  • Nortel Networks Media Processing Svr 1000 Rel 3.0
  • Nortel Networks Media Processing Svr 500 Rel 3.0
  • Nortel Networks Self Service VoiceXML
  • Nortel Networks Self-Service CCXML
  • Nortel Networks Self-Service MPS 100
  • Nortel Networks Self-Service MPS 1000
  • Nortel Networks Self-Service MPS 500
  • Nortel Networks Self-Service Peri Application
  • Nortel Networks Self-Service Peri Workstation
  • Nortel Networks Self-Service Speech Server
  • Nortel Networks Self-Service WVADS
  • Research In Motion Blackberry Enterprise Server 4.0.3
  • Research In Motion Blackberry Enterprise Server 4.1.3
  • Research In Motion Blackberry Enterprise Server 4.1.4
  • Research In Motion Blackberry Enterprise Server 4.1.5
  • Research In Motion Blackberry Enterprise Server 4.1.6
  • Research In Motion Blackberry Professional Software 4.1.4
  • Research In Motion Blackberry Unite! 1.0
  • Research In Motion Blackberry Unite! 1.0.1
  • Research In Motion Blackberry Unite! 1.0.1 bundle 36
  • Symantec Backup Exec for Windows Servers 11d
  • Symantec Backup Exec for Windows Servers 12.0

Recommendations

Run all software as a nonprivileged user with minimal access rights.

To reduce the impact of latent vulnerabilities, always run nonadministrative software as an unprivileged user with minimal access rights.

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

Deploy NIDS to monitor network traffic for signs of anomalous or suspicious activity. This includes but is not limited to requests that include NOP sleds and unexplained incoming and outgoing traffic. This may indicate exploit attempts or activity that results from successful exploits.

Do not follow links provided by unknown or untrusted sources.

Web users should be cautious about following links to sites that are provided by unfamiliar or suspicious sources. Filtering HTML from emails may help remove a possible vector for transmitting malicious links to users.

Implement multiple redundant layers of security.

Since attackers may be able to execute arbitrary code, implement memory-protection schemes (such as nonexecutable stack and heap configurations and randomly mapped memory segments) to reduce the chance of a successful exploit.
Microsoft has released an advisory along with fixes to address this issue. Please see the references for more information.

Credits

Bing Liu of Fortinet's FortiGuard Global Security Resaerch Team
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