ID CVE-2007-0038
Summary Stack-based buffer overflow in the animated cursor code in Microsoft Windows 2000 SP4 through Vista allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (persistent reboot) via a large length value in the second (or later) anih block of a RIFF .ANI, cur, or .ico file, which results in memory corruption when processing cursors, animated cursors, and icons, a variant of CVE-2005-0416, as originally demonstrated using Internet Explorer 6 and 7. NOTE: this might be a duplicate of CVE-2007-1765; if so, then CVE-2007-0038 should be preferred.
References
Vulnerable Configurations
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 4
    cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_2000:-:sp4
  • cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_2003_server:gold
    cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_2003_server:gold
  • cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_2003_server:gold:-:itanium
    cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_2003_server:gold:-:itanium
  • cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_2003_server:gold:-:x64
    cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_2003_server:gold:-:x64
  • cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_2003_server:sp1
    cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_2003_server:sp1
  • cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_2003_server:sp1:-:itanium
    cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_2003_server:sp1:-:itanium
  • cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_2003_server:sp2
    cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_2003_server:sp2
  • cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_2003_server:sp2:-:itanium
    cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_2003_server:sp2:-:itanium
  • cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_2003_server:sp2:-:x64
    cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_2003_server:sp2:-:x64
  • Microsoft Windows Vista gold
    cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_vista:-:gold
  • cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_vista:-:gold:x64
    cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_vista:-:gold:x64
  • cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_xp:-:gold:professional_x64
    cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_xp:-:gold:professional_x64
  • Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2
    cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_xp:-:sp2
  • cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_xp:-:sp2:professional_x64
    cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_xp:-:sp2:professional_x64
CVSS
Base: 9.3 (as of 31-03-2007 - 18:41)
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 Windows (.ANI) GDI Remote Elevation of Privilege Exploit (MS07-017). CVE-2006-5586,CVE-2006-5758,CVE-2007-0038,CVE-2007-1211,CVE-2007-1212,CVE-2007-1213,C...
    id EDB-ID:3804
    last seen 2016-01-31
    modified 2007-04-26
    published 2007-04-26
    reporter Lionel d'Hauenens
    source https://www.exploit-db.com/download/3804/
    title Microsoft Windows - .ANI GDI Remote Elevation of Privilege Exploit MS07-017
  • description MS Windows Animated Cursor (.ANI) Overflow Exploit (Hardware DEP). CVE-2007-0038,CVE-2007-1765. Local exploit for windows platform
    id EDB-ID:3652
    last seen 2016-01-31
    modified 2007-04-03
    published 2007-04-03
    reporter devcode
    source https://www.exploit-db.com/download/3652/
    title Microsoft Windows - Animated Cursor .ANI Overflow Exploit Hardware DEP
  • description MS Windows Animated Cursor (.ANI) Remote Exploit (eeye patch bypass). CVE-2007-0038,CVE-2007-1765. Remote exploit for windows platform
    id EDB-ID:3636
    last seen 2016-01-31
    modified 2007-04-01
    published 2007-04-01
    reporter jamikazu
    source https://www.exploit-db.com/download/3636/
    title Microsoft Windows - Animated Cursor .ANI Remote Exploit eeye patch bypass
  • description MS Windows GDI Local Privilege Escalation Exploit (MS07-017). CVE-2006-5586,CVE-2006-5758,CVE-2007-0038,CVE-2007-1211,CVE-2007-1212,CVE-2007-1213,CVE-2007-12...
    id EDB-ID:3688
    last seen 2016-01-31
    modified 2007-04-08
    published 2007-04-08
    reporter Ivanlef0u
    source https://www.exploit-db.com/download/3688/
    title Microsoft Windows GDI - Local Privilege Escalation Exploit MS07-017
  • description Windows ANI LoadAniIcon() Chunk Size Stack Buffer Overflow (SMTP). CVE-2007-0038,CVE-2007-1765. Remote exploit for windows platform
    id EDB-ID:16698
    last seen 2016-02-02
    modified 2010-09-20
    published 2010-09-20
    reporter metasploit
    source https://www.exploit-db.com/download/16698/
    title Windows ANI LoadAniIcon Chunk Size Stack Buffer Overflow SMTP
  • description MS Windows Animated Cursor (.ANI) Stack Overflow Exploit. CVE-2007-0038,CVE-2007-1765. Local exploit for windows platform
    id EDB-ID:3617
    last seen 2016-01-31
    modified 2007-03-31
    published 2007-03-31
    reporter devcode
    source https://www.exploit-db.com/download/3617/
    title Microsoft Windows - Animated Cursor .ANI Stack Overflow Exploit
  • description MS Windows XP Animated Cursor (.ANI) Remote Overflow Exploit 2. CVE-2007-0038,CVE-2007-1765. Remote exploit for windows platform
    id EDB-ID:3635
    last seen 2016-01-31
    modified 2007-04-01
    published 2007-04-01
    reporter Trirat Puttaraksa
    source https://www.exploit-db.com/download/3635/
    title Microsoft Windows XP - Animated Cursor .ANI Remote Overflow Exploit 2
  • description Windows ANI LoadAniIcon() Chunk Size Stack Buffer Overflow (HTTP). CVE-2007-0038. Remote exploit for windows platform
    id EDB-ID:16526
    last seen 2016-02-02
    modified 2010-08-12
    published 2010-08-12
    reporter metasploit
    source https://www.exploit-db.com/download/16526/
    title Windows ANI LoadAniIcon Chunk Size Stack Buffer Overflow HTTP
  • description MS Windows GDI Local Privilege Escalation Exploit (MS07-017) 2. CVE-2006-5586,CVE-2006-5758,CVE-2007-0038,CVE-2007-1211,CVE-2007-1212,CVE-2007-1213,CVE-2007-...
    id EDB-ID:3755
    last seen 2016-01-31
    modified 2007-04-17
    published 2007-04-17
    reporter Lionel d'Hauenens
    source https://www.exploit-db.com/download/3755/
    title Microsoft Windows GDI - Local Privilege Escalation Exploit MS07-017 2
  • description MS Windows XP/Vista Animated Cursor (.ANI) Remote Overflow Exploit. CVE-2007-0038,CVE-2007-1765. Remote exploit for windows platform
    file exploits/windows/remote/3634.txt
    id EDB-ID:3634
    last seen 2016-01-31
    modified 2007-04-01
    platform windows
    port
    published 2007-04-01
    reporter jamikazu
    source https://www.exploit-db.com/download/3634/
    title Microsoft Windows XP/Vista - Animated Cursor .ANI Remote Overflow Exploit
    type remote
metasploit via4
  • description This module exploits a buffer overflow vulnerability in the LoadAniIcon() function in USER32.dll. The flaw can be triggered through Internet Explorer 6 and 7 by using the CURSOR style sheet directive to load a malicious .ANI file. The module can also exploit Mozilla Firefox by using a UNC path in a moz-icon URL and serving the .ANI file over WebDAV. The vulnerable code in USER32.dll will catch any exceptions that occur while the invalid cursor is loaded, causing the exploit to silently fail when the wrong target has been chosen. This vulnerability was discovered by Alexander Sotirov of Determina and was rediscovered, in the wild, by McAfee.
    id MSF:EXPLOIT/WINDOWS/BROWSER/MS07_017_ANI_LOADIMAGE_CHUNKSIZE
    last seen 2018-10-26
    modified 2017-10-19
    published 2010-04-15
    reliability Great
    reporter Rapid7
    source https://github.com/rapid7/metasploit-framework/blob/master/modules/exploits/windows/browser/ms07_017_ani_loadimage_chunksize.rb
    title Windows ANI LoadAniIcon() Chunk Size Stack Buffer Overflow (HTTP)
  • description This module exploits a buffer overflow vulnerability in the LoadAniIcon() function of USER32.dll. The flaw is triggered through Outlook Express by using the CURSOR style sheet directive to load a malicious .ANI file. This vulnerability was discovered by Alexander Sotirov of Determina and was rediscovered, in the wild, by McAfee.
    id MSF:EXPLOIT/WINDOWS/EMAIL/MS07_017_ANI_LOADIMAGE_CHUNKSIZE
    last seen 2019-03-24
    modified 2017-07-24
    published 2010-07-25
    reliability Great
    reporter Rapid7
    source https://github.com/rapid7/metasploit-framework/blob/master/modules/exploits/windows/email/ms07_017_ani_loadimage_chunksize.rb
    title Windows ANI LoadAniIcon() Chunk Size Stack Buffer Overflow (SMTP)
nessus via4
NASL family Windows : Microsoft Bulletins
NASL id SMB_NT_MS07-017.NASL
description The remote host is running a version of Windows with a bug in the Animated Cursor (ANI) handling routine that could allow an attacker to 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 web site. Additionally, the system is vulnerable to : - Local Privilege Elevation (GDI, EMF, Font Rasterizer) - Denial of Service (WMF)
last seen 2019-02-21
modified 2018-11-15
plugin id 24911
published 2007-04-03
reporter Tenable
source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=24911
title MS07-017: Vulnerabilities in GDI Could Allow Remote Code Execution (925902)
oval via4
accepted 2011-05-09T04:01:22.355-04:00
class vulnerability
contributors
  • name Sudhir Gandhe
    organization Secure Elements, Inc.
  • name Robert L. Hollis
    organization ThreatGuard, Inc.
  • name Shane Shaffer
    organization G2, Inc.
definition_extensions
  • comment Microsoft Windows 2000 SP4 or later is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:229
  • comment Microsoft Windows XP SP2 or later is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:521
  • comment Microsoft Windows Server 2003 (x86) Gold is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:165
  • comment Microsoft Windows Server 2003 SP1 (x86) is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:565
  • comment Microsoft Windows Server 2003 SP2 (x86) is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:1935
  • comment Microsoft Windows Vista is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:228
description Stack-based buffer overflow in the animated cursor code in Microsoft Windows 2000 SP4 through Vista allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (persistent reboot) via a large length value in the second (or later) anih block of a RIFF .ANI, cur, or .ico file, which results in memory corruption when processing cursors, animated cursors, and icons, a variant of CVE-2005-0416, as originally demonstrated using Internet Explorer 6 and 7. NOTE: this might be a duplicate of CVE-2007-1765; if so, then CVE-2007-0038 should be preferred.
family windows
id oval:org.mitre.oval:def:1854
status accepted
submitted 2007-04-09T09:49:32
title Windows Animated Cursor Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
version 71
packetstorm via4
refmap via4
bugtraq
  • 20070330 0-day ANI vulnerability in Microsoft Windows (CVE-2007-0038)
  • 20070330 Re: 0-day ANI vulnerability in Microsoft Windows (CVE-2007-0038)
  • 20070331 RE: [Full-disclosure] 0-day ANI vulnerability in Microsoft Windows(CVE-2007-0038)
  • 20070331 Re: 0-day ANI vulnerability in Microsoft Windows (CVE-2007-0038)
  • 20070402 MS announces out-of-band patch for ANI 0day
  • 20070402 More information on ZERT patch for ANI 0day
cert
  • TA07-089A
  • TA07-093A
  • TA07-100A
cert-vn VU#191609
exploit-db 3634
fulldisc 20070330 0-day ANI vulnerability in Microsoft Windows (CVE-2007-0038)
hp
  • HPSBST02206
  • SSRT071354
misc http://www.determina.com/security_center/security_advisories/securityadvisory_0day_032907.asp
ms MS07-017
osvdb 33629
secunia 24659
sreason 2542
vupen ADV-2007-1215
xf win-ani-code-execution(33301)
saint via4
bid 23194
description Windows Animated Cursor Header buffer overflow
id win_patch_gdi07017
osvdb 33629
title windows_animated_cursor
type client
Last major update 05-11-2012 - 22:30
Published 30-03-2007 - 16:19
Last modified 16-10-2018 - 12:30
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