Advisory Details

December 8th, 2009

Microsoft Windows Intel Indeo Codec Parsing Heap Overflow Vulnerability

ZDI-09-089
ZDI-CAN-314

CVE ID CVE-2009-4309
CVSS SCORE
AFFECTED VENDORS Microsoft
AFFECTED PRODUCTS Windows 2000 SP4
Windows 2003 SP2
Windows XP SP3
VULNERABILITY DETAILS

This vulnerability allows attackers to execute arbitrary code on vulnerable installations of Microsoft Windows Media Player. 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 within the Intel Indeo41 codec which is accessed by various applications through the Video Compression Manager. This codec is registered to handle IV41 streams within a container such as the AVI format. Due to the lack of bounds checking on a specified size within the 'movi' record a heap overflow can occur. If successfully exploited this vulnerability can allow attackers to execute arbitrary code under the context of the user accessing the file.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS Microsoft has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at:
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/advisory/954157.mspx
DISCLOSURE TIMELINE
  • 2008-04-07 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
  • 2009-12-08 - Coordinated public release of advisory
CREDIT Anonymous
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