Advisory Details

October 13th, 2009

Microsoft Windows GDI+ TIFF Parsing Code Execution Vulnerability

ZDI-09-072
ZDI-CAN-605

CVE ID CVE-2009-2503
CVSS SCORE
AFFECTED VENDORS Microsoft
AFFECTED PRODUCTS Windows Vista
Windows XP
Windows Server 2003
Windows Server 2008
TIPPINGPOINT™ IPS CUSTOMER PROTECTION TippingPoint IPS customers are protected against this vulnerability by Digital Vaccine protection filter ID 8661. 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 user must open a malicious image file or browse to a malicious website.

The specific flaws exist in the GDI+ subsystem when parsing maliciously crafted TIFF files. By supplying a malformed graphic control extension an attacker can trigger an exploitable memory corruption condition. Successful exploitation can result in arbitrary code execution under the credentials of the currently 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/ms09-062.mspx
DISCLOSURE TIMELINE
  • 2008-02-07 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
  • 2009-10-13 - Coordinated public release of advisory
CREDIT Ivan Fratric
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