Advisory Details

December 9th, 2008

Microsoft Animation ActiveX Control Malformed AVI Parsing Code Execution Vulnerability

ZDI-08-083
ZDI-CAN-387

CVE ID CVE-2008-4255
CVSS SCORE
AFFECTED VENDORS Microsoft
AFFECTED PRODUCTS Windows XP
TREND MICRO CUSTOMER PROTECTION Trend Micro TippingPoint IPS customers are protected against this vulnerability by Digital Vaccine protection filter ID 6539. For further product information on the TippingPoint IPS: http://www.tippingpoint.com
VULNERABILITY DETAILS

This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code through vulnerable installations of Microsoft Internet Explorer. User interaction is required to exploit this vulnerability in that the target must visit a malicious page.

The specific flaw exists within the Microsoft Animation ActiveX control MSCOMCT2.OCX. When parsing a malformed AVI file through this control an exploitable heap corruption can occur. As the AVI file can be loaded over a UNC path this issue is remotely exploitable and can result in arbitrary code execution under the context of the current user.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS Microsoft has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at:
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/MS08-070.mspx
DISCLOSURE TIMELINE
  • 2008-09-16 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
  • 2008-12-09 - Coordinated public release of advisory
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