ID CVE-2008-3012
Summary gdiplus.dll in GDI+ in Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 SP1, Windows XP SP2 and SP3, Server 2003 SP1 and SP2, Vista Gold and SP1, Server 2008, Office XP SP3, Office 2003 SP2 and SP3, 2007 Microsoft Office System Gold and SP1, Visio 2002 SP2, PowerPoint Viewer 2003, Works 8, Digital Image Suite 2006, SQL Server 2000 Reporting Services SP2, SQL Server 2005 SP2, Report Viewer 2005 SP1 and 2008, and Forefront Client Security 1.0 does not properly perform memory allocation, which allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a malformed EMF image file, aka "GDI+ EMF Memory Corruption Vulnerability."
References
Vulnerable Configurations
  • cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:digital_image_suite:2006
    cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:digital_image_suite:2006
  • Microsoft Forefront Client Security 1.0
    cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:forefront_client_security:1.0
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 SP1
    cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:internet_explorer:6:sp1
  • Microsoft Office 2003 sp2
    cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:office:2003:sp2
  • Microsoft Office 2003 Service Pack 3
    cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:office:2003:sp3
  • Microsoft Office XP Service Pack 3
    cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:office:xp:sp3
  • cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:office_powerpoint_viewer:2003
    cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:office_powerpoint_viewer:2003
  • Microsoft Report Viewer 2005 Service Pack 1
    cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:report_viewer:2005:sp1
  • Microsoft Report Viewer 2008
    cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:report_viewer:2008
  • Microsoft Server 2008
    cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:server:2008
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 2
    cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:sql_server:2005:sp2
  • Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services 2000 Service Pack 2
    cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:sql_server_reporting_services:2000:sp2
  • Microsoft Visio 2002 Service Pack 2
    cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:visio:2002:sp2
  • Microsoft Works 8.0
    cpe:2.3:a:microsoft:works:8.0
  • cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:office_system:-:gold
    cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:office_system:-:gold
  • cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:office_system:-:sp1
    cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:office_system:-:sp1
  • 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:sp2
    cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows:2003_server:sp2
  • cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows-nt:vista:-:gold
    cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows-nt:vista:-:gold
  • cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows-nt:xp:sp3
    cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows-nt:xp:sp3
  • Microsoft Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (initial release)
    cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_vista:-:sp1
  • Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2
    cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_xp:-:sp2
CVSS
Base: 9.3 (as of 11-09-2008 - 10:55)
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
nessus via4
  • NASL family Windows
    NASL id SMB_KB954593.NASL
    description The remote host is running a version of Windows that has multiple buffer overflow vulnerabilities when viewing VML, EMF, GIF, WMF and BMP files that could allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code on the remote host. To exploit these flaws, an attacker would need to send a malformed image file to a user on the remote host and wait for the user to open it using an affected Microsoft application.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-15
    plugin id 106298
    published 2018-01-24
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=106298
    title MS08-052: Vulnerabilities in GDI+ Could Allow Remote Code Execution (954593) (uncredentialed check)
  • NASL family Windows : Microsoft Bulletins
    NASL id SMB_NT_MS08-052.NASL
    description The remote host is running a version of Windows that has multiple buffer overflow vulnerabilities when viewing VML, EMF, GIF, WMF and BMP files that could allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code on the remote host. To exploit these flaws, an attacker would need to send a malformed image file to a user on the remote host and wait for him to open it using an affected Microsoft application.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-15
    plugin id 34120
    published 2008-09-10
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=34120
    title MS08-052: Vulnerabilities in GDI+ Could Allow Remote Code Execution (954593)
oval via4
accepted 2014-06-30T04:11:13.235-04:00
class vulnerability
contributors
  • name Sudhir Gandhe
    organization Secure Elements, Inc.
  • name Todd Dolinsky
    organization Hewlett-Packard
  • name Mike Lah
    organization The MITRE Corporation
  • name Mike Lah
    organization The MITRE Corporation
  • name Pradeep R B
    organization SecPod Technologies
  • name Dragos Prisaca
    organization Symantec Corporation
  • name Josh Turpin
    organization Symantec Corporation
  • name Shane Shaffer
    organization G2, Inc.
  • name Sharath S
    organization SecPod Technologies
  • name Maria Kedovskaya
    organization ALTX-SOFT
  • name Maria Kedovskaya
    organization ALTX-SOFT
  • name Maria Mikhno
    organization ALTX-SOFT
definition_extensions
  • 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 (x86) SP2 is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:754
  • comment Microsoft Windows XP (x86) SP3 is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:5631
  • comment Microsoft Windows Server 2003 SP2 (x86) is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:1935
  • comment Microsoft Windows XP x64 Edition SP2 is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:4193
  • comment Microsoft Windows Server 2003 SP2 (x64) is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:2161
  • comment Microsoft Windows Server 2003 SP1 (x86) is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:565
  • comment Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition SP1 is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:720
  • comment Microsoft Windows Server 2003 SP1 (x64) is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:4386
  • comment Microsoft Windows Server 2003 SP1 for Itanium is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:1205
  • comment Microsoft Windows Vista (32-bit) is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:1282
  • comment Microsoft Windows Vista x64 Edition is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:2041
  • comment Microsoft Windows Vista (32-bit) Service Pack 1 is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:4873
  • comment Microsoft Windows Server 2008 (32-bit) is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:4870
  • comment Microsoft Windows Server 2008 (64-bit) is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:5356
  • comment Microsoft Windows Server 2008 (ia-64) is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:5667
  • comment Microsoft Windows Vista x64 Edition Service Pack 1 is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:5254
  • comment Microsoft Office XP is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:663
  • comment Microsoft Office 2003 is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:233
  • comment Microsoft Office 2007 is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:1211
  • comment Microsoft Office Visio 2002 SP2 is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:692
  • comment Microsoft PowerPoint Viewer is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:6014
  • comment Microsoft SQL Server 2005 is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:6082
  • comment Microsoft SQL Server 2005 SP2 is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:8397
description gdiplus.dll in GDI+ in Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 SP1, Windows XP SP2 and SP3, Server 2003 SP1 and SP2, Vista Gold and SP1, Server 2008, Office XP SP3, Office 2003 SP2 and SP3, 2007 Microsoft Office System Gold and SP1, Visio 2002 SP2, PowerPoint Viewer 2003, Works 8, Digital Image Suite 2006, SQL Server 2000 Reporting Services SP2, SQL Server 2005 SP2, Report Viewer 2005 SP1 and 2008, and Forefront Client Security 1.0 does not properly perform memory allocation, which allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a malformed EMF image file, aka "GDI+ EMF Memory Corruption Vulnerability."
family windows
id oval:org.mitre.oval:def:6040
status accepted
submitted 2008-09-09T13:58:00
title GDI+ EMF Memory Corruption Vulnerability
version 63
refmap via4
bid 31019
cert TA08-253A
hp
  • HPSBST02372
  • SSRT080133
ms MS08-052
sectrack 1020835
secunia 32154
vupen
  • ADV-2008-2520
  • ADV-2008-2696
Last major update 07-03-2011 - 22:10
Published 10-09-2008 - 21:11
Last modified 30-10-2018 - 12:25
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