Advisory Details

July 14th, 2009

Microsoft DirectShow Quicktime Atom Parsing Memory Corruption Vulnerability

ZDI-09-045
ZDI-CAN-389

CVE ID CVE-2009-1539
CVSS SCORE
AFFECTED VENDORS Microsoft
AFFECTED PRODUCTS Windows 2000
Windows XP
Windows Server 2003
TIPPINGPOINT™ IPS CUSTOMER PROTECTION TippingPoint IPS customers are protected against this vulnerability by Digital Vaccine protection filter ID 8307. 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 in that a target must visit a malicious page or open a malicious video file.

The specific flaw exists within the parsing of the length records of certain QuickTime atoms. The application implicitly trusts the length during a transformation which will lead to memory corruption and can be leveraged to execute arbitrary code under the context of the current 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/MS09-028.mspx
DISCLOSURE TIMELINE
  • 2008-09-23 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
  • 2009-07-14 - Coordinated public release of advisory
CREDIT Anonymous
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