Microsoft Windows GDI+ BMP Parsing Code Execution VulnerabilityZDI-08-055: September 9th, 2008
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This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on vulnerable installations of Microsoft Windows XP, Server and Vista. User interaction is required in that a user must open a malicious image file.
The specific flaws exist in the GDI+ subsystem when parsing maliciously crafted BMP files. Supplying a malformed BitMapInfoHeader can result in incorrect integer calculations further leading to an exploitable memory corruption. Successful exploitation can result in arbitrary code execution under the credentials of the currently logged in user.
Vendor ResponseMicrosoft has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at:
2007-07-20 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
2008-09-09 - Coordinated public release of advisory
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