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Microsoft GDI+ BMP Integer Overflow Vulnerability

Risk

High

Date Discovered

September 9, 2008

Description

Microsoft GDI+ is prone to an integer-overflow vulnerability. An attacker can exploit this issue by enticing unsuspecting users to view a malicious BMP file. Successfully exploiting this issue allows remote attackers to corrupt memory and execute arbitrary code in the context of the affected application. Failed exploit attempts will result in a denial-of-service condition.

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 Office 2003
  • Microsoft Office 2003 SP1
  • Microsoft Office 2003 SP2
  • Microsoft Office 2003 SP3
  • Microsoft Office 2007
  • Microsoft Office 2007 SP1
  • Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack 2007
  • Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack 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 PowerPoint 2003 Viewer
  • Microsoft Project 2002
  • Microsoft Project 2002 SP1
  • Microsoft Report Viewer 2005 SP1
  • Microsoft Report Viewer 2008
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2000
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Itanium Edition
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Itanium Edition SP1
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Itanium Edition SP2
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 x64 Edition SP1
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 x64 Edition SP2
  • Microsoft Visio 2002 SP2
  • 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
  • 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 - CCSS7
  • 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.

Do not follow links provided by unknown or untrusted sources.

Attackers could exploit this vulnerability by enticing a user to visit a malicious website. Do not follow links provided by sources of questionable integrity.

Set web browser security to disable the execution of script code or active content.

Since a successful exploit of this issue may require malicious script code to execute in web clients, consider disabling support for script code and active content within the client browser. Note that this mitigation tactic might adversely affect legitimate websites that rely on the execution of browser-based script code.

Implement multiple redundant layers of security.

Since this issue may be leveraged to execute code, we recommend memory-protection schemes, such as nonexecutable stack/heap configurations and randomly mapped memory segments. This tactic may complicate exploits of memory-corruption vulnerabilities.

Do not open email messages from unknown or untrusted individuals.

Attackers could exploit this vulnerability through HTML email messages. Never accept any email from sources of questionable integrity.
Microsoft has released an advisory and fixes to address this issue. Please see the references for more information.

Credits

An anonymous researcher working with Zero Day Initiative
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