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Microsoft GDI+ TIFF File Processing 'BitsPerSample' Tag Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

Risk

High

Date Discovered

October 13, 2009

Description

Microsoft GDI+ is prone to a remote code-execution vulnerability because the vector graphics link library improperly processes TIFF image files. An attacker could exploit this issue to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the currently logged-in user. Failed exploit attempts may crash applications that use the library.

Technologies Affected

  • Microsoft Excel Viewer
  • 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 Internet Explorer 6.0 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 2007 SP2
  • Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack 2007
  • Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack 2007 SP1
  • Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack 2007 SP2
  • Microsoft Office Excel Viewer 2003
  • Microsoft Office Excel Viewer 2003 SP3
  • Microsoft Office XP
  • Microsoft Office XP SP1
  • Microsoft Office XP SP2
  • Microsoft Office XP SP3
  • Microsoft Platform SDK Redistributable: GDI+
  • Microsoft PowerPoint Viewer 2007
  • Microsoft PowerPoint Viewer 2007 SP1
  • Microsoft PowerPoint Viewer 2007 SP2
  • Microsoft Project 2002
  • Microsoft Project 2002 SP1
  • Microsoft Report Viewer 2005 SP1
  • Microsoft Report Viewer 2008
  • Microsoft Report Viewer 2008 SP1
  • 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 Itanium Edition
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Itanium Edition SP1
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Itanium Edition SP2
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Itanium Edition SP3
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 SP1
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 SP2
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 SP3
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 x64 Edition SP1
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 x64 Edition SP2
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 x64 Edition SP3
  • Microsoft Visio 2002
  • Microsoft Visio 2002 Professional SP2
  • Microsoft Visio 2002 SP1
  • Microsoft Visio 2002 SP2
  • Microsoft Visio Viewer SP2
  • Microsoft Visual FoxPro 8.0
  • Microsoft Visual FoxPro 8.0 SP1
  • Microsoft Visual FoxPro 9.0 SP1
  • Microsoft Visual FoxPro 9.0 SP2
  • Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2003
  • Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2003 SP1
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2005
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Professional Edition
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 SP1
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Team Edition
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Team Edition for Architects
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Team Edition for Developers
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Team Edition for Testers
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2008
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 SP1
  • Microsoft Windows XP
  • Microsoft Windows XP Embedded
  • Microsoft Windows XP Embedded SP1
  • Microsoft Windows XP Embedded SP2
  • Microsoft Windows XP Embedded SP3
  • 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 Tablet PC Edition
  • Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC Edition SP1
  • Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC Edition SP2
  • Microsoft Windows XP Tablet PC Edition SP3
  • Microsoft Word Viewer
  • Microsoft Word Viewer 2003
  • Microsoft Word Viewer 2003 SP3
  • Microsoft Works 8.5
  • 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 CCMA 6.0
  • Nortel Networks Contact Center Administration CCMA 7.0
  • Nortel Networks Contact Center Express
  • Nortel Networks Contact Center NCC
  • Nortel Networks Media Processing Svr 1000 Rel 3.0
  • Nortel Networks Media Processing Svr 500 Rel 3.0
  • Nortel Networks Multimedia Comm Mas
  • Nortel Networks Self Service VoiceXML
  • Nortel Networks Self-Service - CCSS7
  • 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 Media Processing Server
  • Nortel Networks Self-Service Peri Application
  • Nortel Networks Self-Service Peri Workstation
  • Nortel Networks Self-Service Speech Server
  • Nortel Networks Self-Service WVADS
  • Nortel Networks Symposium Agent

Recommendations

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

Deploy NIDS to monitor network traffic for suspicious activity such as requests that include NOP sleds and unexplained incoming and outgoing traffic. This may indicate exploit attempts or activity that results from a successful exploit.

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

Malicious media files may be hosted on a webpage, sent via email or instant messaging, or delivered through some other means. Never accept or open any files that originate from an untrusted source.

Do not follow links provided by unknown or untrusted sources.

Do not visit sites of questionable integrity, especially if solicited to do so by an untrusted or unfamiliar source.

Implement multiple redundant layers of security.

Memory-protection schemes such as nonexecutable stack/heap configurations and randomly mapped memory segments may complicate exploits of memory-corruption vulnerabilities.

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

Ensure that all nonadministrative tasks, such as browsing the web and reading email, are performed as an unprivileged user with minimal access rights.
The vendor has released updates and an advisory. Please see the references for details.

Credits

Wushi of VeriSign iDefense Labs
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