ID CVE-2006-4868
Summary Stack-based buffer overflow in the Vector Graphics Rendering engine (vgx.dll), as used in Microsoft Outlook and Internet Explorer 6.0 on Windows XP SP2, and possibly other versions, allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a Vector Markup Language (VML) file with a long fill parameter within a rect tag.
References
Vulnerable Configurations
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 4
    cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_2000:-:sp4
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003
    cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_2003_server
  • cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_2003_server:-:itanium
    cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_2003_server:-:itanium
  • cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_2003_server:-:x64
    cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_2003_server:-:x64
  • Microsoft windows 2003_gold
    cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_2003_server:-:gold
  • Microsoft Windows 2003 Server Service Pack 1
    cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_2003_server:-:sp1
  • Microsoft Windows XP
    cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_xp
  • Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 1
    cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_xp:-:sp1
  • Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2
    cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_xp:-:sp2
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0
    cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:ie:6.0
  • Microsoft Outlook 2003
    cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:outlook:2003
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Server SP4
    cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_2000:-:sp4:server
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0.1 Service Pack 4
    cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:ie:5.0.1:sp4
CVSS
Base: 9.3 (as of 22-09-2006 - 01:42)
Impact:
Exploitability:
CWE CWE-119
CAPEC
  • Buffer Overflow via Environment Variables
    This attack pattern involves causing a buffer overflow through manipulation of environment variables. Once the attacker finds that they can modify an environment variable, they may try to overflow associated buffers. This attack leverages implicit trust often placed in environment variables.
  • Overflow Buffers
    Buffer Overflow attacks target improper or missing bounds checking on buffer operations, typically triggered by input injected by an attacker. As a consequence, an attacker is able to write past the boundaries of allocated buffer regions in memory, causing a program crash or potentially redirection of execution as per the attackers' choice.
  • Client-side Injection-induced Buffer Overflow
    This type of attack exploits a buffer overflow vulnerability in targeted client software through injection of malicious content from a custom-built hostile service.
  • Filter Failure through Buffer Overflow
    In this attack, the idea is to cause an active filter to fail by causing an oversized transaction. An attacker may try to feed overly long input strings to the program in an attempt to overwhelm the filter (by causing a buffer overflow) and hoping that the filter does not fail securely (i.e. the user input is let into the system unfiltered).
  • MIME Conversion
    An attacker exploits a weakness in the MIME conversion routine to cause a buffer overflow and gain control over the mail server machine. The MIME system is designed to allow various different information formats to be interpreted and sent via e-mail. Attack points exist when data are converted to MIME compatible format and back.
  • Overflow Binary Resource File
    An attack of this type exploits a buffer overflow vulnerability in the handling of binary resources. Binary resources may include music files like MP3, image files like JPEG files, and any other binary file. These attacks may pass unnoticed to the client machine through normal usage of files, such as a browser loading a seemingly innocent JPEG file. This can allow the attacker access to the execution stack and execute arbitrary code in the target process. This attack pattern is a variant of standard buffer overflow attacks using an unexpected vector (binary files) to wrap its attack and open up a new attack vector. The attacker is required to either directly serve the binary content to the victim, or place it in a locale like a MP3 sharing application, for the victim to download. The attacker then is notified upon the download or otherwise locates the vulnerability opened up by the buffer overflow.
  • Buffer Overflow via Symbolic Links
    This type of attack leverages the use of symbolic links to cause buffer overflows. An attacker can try to create or manipulate a symbolic link file such that its contents result in out of bounds data. When the target software processes the symbolic link file, it could potentially overflow internal buffers with insufficient bounds checking.
  • Overflow Variables and Tags
    This type of attack leverages the use of tags or variables from a formatted configuration data to cause buffer overflow. The attacker crafts a malicious HTML page or configuration file that includes oversized strings, thus causing an overflow.
  • Buffer Overflow via Parameter Expansion
    In this attack, the target software is given input that the attacker knows will be modified and expanded in size during processing. This attack relies on the target software failing to anticipate that the expanded data may exceed some internal limit, thereby creating a buffer overflow.
  • Buffer Overflow in an API Call
    This attack targets libraries or shared code modules which are vulnerable to buffer overflow attacks. An attacker who has access to an API may try to embed malicious code in the API function call and exploit a buffer overflow vulnerability in the function's implementation. All clients that make use of the code library thus become vulnerable by association. This has a very broad effect on security across a system, usually affecting more than one software process.
  • Buffer Overflow in Local Command-Line Utilities
    This attack targets command-line utilities available in a number of shells. An attacker can leverage a vulnerability found in a command-line utility to escalate privilege to root.
Access
VectorComplexityAuthentication
NETWORK MEDIUM NONE
Impact
ConfidentialityIntegrityAvailability
COMPLETE COMPLETE COMPLETE
exploit-db via4
  • description MS Internet Explorer (VML) Remote Buffer Overflow Exploit (XP SP2). CVE-2006-3866,CVE-2006-4868. Remote exploit for windows platform
    id EDB-ID:2425
    last seen 2016-01-31
    modified 2006-09-24
    published 2006-09-24
    reporter jamikazu
    source https://www.exploit-db.com/download/2425/
    title Microsoft Internet Explorer VML Remote Buffer Overflow Exploit XP SP2
  • description Internet Explorer VML Fill Method Code Execution. CVE-2006-4868. Remote exploit for windows platform
    id EDB-ID:16597
    last seen 2016-02-02
    modified 2010-07-03
    published 2010-07-03
    reporter metasploit
    source https://www.exploit-db.com/download/16597/
    title Microsoft Internet Explorer - VML Fill Method Code Execution
metasploit via4
description This module exploits a code execution vulnerability in Microsoft Internet Explorer using a buffer overflow in the VML processing code (VGX.dll). This module has been tested on Windows 2000 SP4, Windows XP SP0, and Windows XP SP2.
id MSF:EXPLOIT/WINDOWS/BROWSER/MS06_055_VML_METHOD
last seen 2019-03-24
modified 2017-07-24
published 2006-09-27
reliability Normal
reporter Rapid7
source https://github.com/rapid7/metasploit-framework/blob/master/modules/exploits/windows/browser/ms06_055_vml_method.rb
title MS06-055 Microsoft Internet Explorer VML Fill Method Code Execution
nessus via4
NASL family Windows : Microsoft Bulletins
NASL id SMB_NT_MS06-055.NASL
description The remote host is running a version of Internet Explorer or Outlook Express that is vulnerable to a bug in the Vector Markup Language (VML) handling routine that could allow an attacker execute arbitrary code on the remote host by sending a specially crafted email or by luring a user on the remote host into visiting a rogue website.
last seen 2019-02-21
modified 2018-11-15
plugin id 22449
published 2006-09-26
reporter Tenable
source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=22449
title MS06-055: Vulnerability in Vector Markup Language Could Allow Remote Code Execution (925486)
oval via4
accepted 2015-08-03T04:00:05.661-04:00
class vulnerability
contributors
  • name Robert L. Hollis
    organization ThreatGuard, Inc.
  • name Matthew Wojcik
    organization The MITRE Corporation
  • name Clifford Farrugia
    organization GFI Software
  • name Preeti Subramanian
    organization SecPod Technologies
  • name Maria Mikhno
    organization ALTX-SOFT
  • name Maria Mikhno
    organization ALTX-SOFT
definition_extensions
  • comment Microsoft Windows Server 2003 (x86) Gold is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:165
  • comment Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:563
  • comment Microsoft Windows XP SP1 (64-bit) is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:480
  • comment Microsoft Windows Server 2003 SP1 (x86) is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:565
  • comment Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:563
  • comment Microsoft Windows XP SP2 or later is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:521
  • comment Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:563
  • comment Microsoft Windows 2000 SP4 or later is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:229
  • comment Microsoft Windows XP SP1 (32-bit) is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:1
  • comment Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:563
  • comment Microsoft Windows 2000 SP4 or later is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:229
  • comment Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.01 SP4 is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:325
description Stack-based buffer overflow in the Vector Graphics Rendering engine (vgx.dll), as used in Microsoft Outlook and Internet Explorer 6.0 on Windows XP SP2, and possibly other versions, allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a Vector Markup Language (VML) file with a long fill parameter within a rect tag.
family windows
id oval:org.mitre.oval:def:100
status accepted
submitted 2006-09-27T04:20:33
title VML Buffer Overrun Vulnerability
version 26
packetstorm via4
data source https://packetstormsecurity.com/files/download/83194/ms06_055_vml_method.rb.txt
id PACKETSTORM:83194
last seen 2016-12-05
published 2009-11-26
reporter H D Moore
source https://packetstormsecurity.com/files/83194/Internet-Explorer-VML-Fill-Method-Code-Execution.html
title Internet Explorer VML Fill Method Code Execution
refmap via4
bid 20096
bugtraq
  • 20060919 Yet another 0day for IE
  • 20060920 Internet Explorer VML Zero-Day Mitigation
  • 20060920 RE: vml.c - Internet Explorer VML Buffer Overflow Download Exec Exploit
  • 20060920 vml.c - Internet Explorer VML Buffer Overflow Download Exec Exploit
  • 20060924 Windows VML Vulnerability FAQ (CVE-2006-4868) written
  • 20060926 Windows VML security update MS06-055 released
cert TA06-262A
cert-vn VU#416092
confirm http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/advisory/925568.mspx
hp
  • HPSBST02160
  • SSRT061254
misc
ms MS06-055
mskb 925486
osvdb 28946
sectrack 1016879
secunia 21989
vupen ADV-2006-3679
xf ie-vml-bo(29004)
saint via4
bid 20096
description Internet Explorer VML rect fill buffer overflow
id win_patch_ie_vml
osvdb 28946
title ie_vml_rect_fill
type client
Last major update 07-03-2011 - 00:00
Published 19-09-2006 - 15:07
Last modified 17-10-2018 - 17:40
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