Advisory Details

June 10th, 2008

Microsoft DirectX SAMI File Format Name Parsing Stack Overflow Vulnerability

ZDI-08-040
ZDI-CAN-281

CVE ID CVE-2008-1444
CVSS SCORE
AFFECTED VENDORS Microsoft
AFFECTED PRODUCTS Windows 2000 SP4
TIPPINGPOINT™ IPS CUSTOMER PROTECTION TippingPoint IPS customers are protected against this vulnerability by Digital Vaccine protection filter ID 6152. For further product information on the TippingPoint IPS: http://www.tippingpoint.com
VULNERABILITY DETAILS

This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on vulnerable installations of Microsoft Windows. User interaction is required to exploit this vulnerability in that the target must visit a malicious page or open a malicious file.

The specific flaw exists in the parsing of SAMI files. When handling the properties of a "Class Name" variable a lack of bounds checking can result in a stack overflow. Successful exploitation can lead to remote code execution under the credentials of the logged in user.

VENDOR RESPONSE Microsoft has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at:
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/Bulletin/MS08-033.mspx
DISCLOSURE TIMELINE
  • 2008-01-21 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
  • 2008-06-10 - Coordinated public release of advisory
CREDIT Anonymous
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