ID CVE-2009-1132
Summary Heap-based buffer overflow in the Wireless LAN AutoConfig Service (aka Wlansvc) in Microsoft Windows Vista Gold, SP1, and SP2 and Server 2008 Gold and SP2 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a malformed wireless frame, aka "Wireless Frame Parsing Remote Code Execution Vulnerability."
References
Vulnerable Configurations
  • Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems
    cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_server_2008:-:-:x32
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 x64 (64-bit) (intial release)
    cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_server_2008:-:-:x64
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 x64 (64-bit)
    cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_server_2008:-:sp2:x64
  • Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 x86
    cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_server_2008:-:sp2:x86
  • Microsoft Windows Vista
    cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_vista
  • Microsoft Windows Vista Service Pack 1 x64 (64-bit)
    cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_vista:-:sp1:x64
  • Microsoft Windows Vista Service Pack 2 x64 (64-bit)
    cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_vista:-:sp2:x64
  • Microsoft Windows Vista x64 (64-bit)
    cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_vista:-:-:x64
  • Microsoft Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (initial release)
    cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_vista:-:sp1
  • Microsoft Windows Vista Service Pack 2
    cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_vista:-:sp2
CVSS
Base: 9.3 (as of 09-09-2009 - 11:53)
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
msbulletin via4
bulletin_id MS09-049
bulletin_url
date 2009-09-08T00:00:00
impact Remote Code Execution
knowledgebase_id 970710
knowledgebase_url
severity Critical
title Vulnerability in Wireless LAN AutoConfig Service Could Allow Remote Code Execution
nessus via4
NASL family Windows : Microsoft Bulletins
NASL id SMB_NT_MS09-049.NASL
description A remote code execution vulnerability exists in the way that the Wireless LAN AutoConfig Service (wlansvc) parses specific frames received on the wireless network. This vulnerability could allow remote code execution if a client or server with a wireless network interface enabled receives specially crafted wireless frames. If a user is logged on with administrative user rights, an attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could take complete control of an affected system.
last seen 2019-02-21
modified 2018-11-15
plugin id 40892
published 2009-09-08
reporter Tenable
source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=40892
title MS09-049: Vulnerability in Wireless LAN AutoConfig Service Could Allow Remote Code Execution (970710)
oval via4
accepted 2011-10-24T04:00:25.517-04:00
class vulnerability
contributors
  • name Dragos Prisaca
    organization Gideon Technologies, Inc.
  • name Pradeep R B
    organization SecPod Technologies
definition_extensions
  • 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 Vista x64 Edition Service Pack 1 is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:5254
  • 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 Vista (32-bit) Service Pack 2 is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:6124
  • comment Microsoft Windows Vista x64 Edition Service Pack 2 is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:5594
  • comment Microsoft Windows Server 2008 (32-bit) Service Pack 2 is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:5653
  • comment Microsoft Windows Server 2008 x64 Edition Service Pack 2 is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:6216
description Heap-based buffer overflow in the Wireless LAN AutoConfig Service (aka Wlansvc) in Microsoft Windows Vista Gold, SP1, and SP2 and Server 2008 Gold and SP2 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a malformed wireless frame, aka "Wireless Frame Parsing Remote Code Execution Vulnerability."
family windows
id oval:org.mitre.oval:def:6389
status accepted
submitted 2009-09-08T13:00:00
title Wireless Frame Parsing Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
version 69
refmap via4
cert TA09-251A
ms MS09-049
Last major update 21-08-2010 - 01:31
Published 08-09-2009 - 18:30
Last modified 30-10-2018 - 12:25
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