ID CVE-2010-0478
Summary Stack-based buffer overflow in nsum.exe in the Windows Media Unicast Service in Media Services for Microsoft Windows 2000 Server SP4 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via crafted packets associated with transport information, aka "Media Services Stack-based Buffer Overflow Vulnerability."
References
Vulnerable Configurations
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Server SP4
    cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_2000:-:sp4:server
CVSS
Base: 9.3 (as of 15-04-2010 - 19:08)
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 Windows Media Services ConnectFunnel Stack Buffer Overflow. CVE-2010-0478. Remote exploit for windows platform
id EDB-ID:16333
last seen 2016-02-01
modified 2010-04-28
published 2010-04-28
reporter metasploit
source https://www.exploit-db.com/download/16333/
title Windows Media Services ConnectFunnel Stack Buffer Overflow
metasploit via4
description This module exploits a stack buffer overflow in the Windows Media Unicast Service version 4.1.0.3930 (NUMS.exe). By sending a specially crafted FunnelConnect request, an attacker can execute arbitrary code under the "NetShowServices" user account. Windows Media Services 4.1 ships with Windows 2000 Server, but is not installed by default. NOTE: This service does NOT restart automatically. Successful, as well as unsuccessful exploitation attempts will kill the service which prevents additional attempts.
id MSF:EXPLOIT/WINDOWS/MMSP/MS10_025_WMSS_CONNECT_FUNNEL
last seen 2019-03-25
modified 2017-07-24
published 2010-04-17
reliability Great
reporter Rapid7
source https://github.com/rapid7/metasploit-framework/blob/master/modules/exploits/windows/mmsp/ms10_025_wmss_connect_funnel.rb
title Windows Media Services ConnectFunnel Stack Buffer Overflow
msbulletin via4
bulletin_id MS10-025
bulletin_url
date 2010-04-13T00:00:00
impact Remote Code Execution
knowledgebase_id 980858
knowledgebase_url
severity Critical
title Vulnerability in Microsoft Windows Media Services Could Allow Remote Code Execution
nessus via4
  • NASL family Windows : Microsoft Bulletins
    NASL id SMB_NT_MS10-025.NASL
    description The version of Windows Media Services running on the remote host has a buffer overflow vulnerability. This issue is related to the way the Windows Media Unicast Service handles specially crafted transport information packets. A remote attacker could exploit this to execute arbitrary code.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-15
    plugin id 45512
    published 2010-04-13
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=45512
    title MS10-025: Vulnerability in Microsoft Windows Media Services Could Allow Remote Code Execution (980858)
  • NASL family Windows
    NASL id SMB_KB_980858.NASL
    description The version of Windows Media Services running on the remote host is affected by a stack-based buffer overflow condition in the Unicast Service component due to improper sanitization of user-supplied input. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this, via specially crafted transport information packets, to execute arbitrary code. Note that Windows Media Services is not enabled by default on Windows 2000 Server. For the server to be vulnerable, it would have to be configured as a streaming media server by adding the Windows Media Services component in the Windows Components Wizard.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-15
    plugin id 46017
    published 2010-04-27
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=46017
    title MS10-025: Vulnerability in Microsoft Windows Media Services Could Allow Remote Code Execution (980858) (uncredentialed check)
oval via4
accepted 2010-06-07T04:00:21.758-04:00
class vulnerability
contributors
  • name Dragos Prisaca
    organization Symantec Corporation
  • name Dragos Prisaca
    organization Symantec Corporation
  • name Dragos Prisaca
    organization Symantec Corporation
definition_extensions
  • comment Microsoft Windows 2000 SP4 or later is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:229
  • comment Microsoft Media Services 4.1 is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:5705
description Stack-based buffer overflow in nsum.exe in the Windows Media Unicast Service in Media Services for Microsoft Windows 2000 Server SP4 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via crafted packets associated with transport information, aka "Media Services Stack-based Buffer Overflow Vulnerability."
family windows
id oval:org.mitre.oval:def:7001
status accepted
submitted 2010-03-13T13:00:00
title Media Services Stack-based Buffer Overflow Vulnerability
version 36
packetstorm via4
data source https://packetstormsecurity.com/files/download/88649/ms10_025_wmss_connect_funnel.rb.txt
id PACKETSTORM:88649
last seen 2016-12-05
published 2010-04-19
reporter jduck
source https://packetstormsecurity.com/files/88649/Windows-Media-Services-ConnectFunnel-Stack-Buffer-Overflow.html
title Windows Media Services ConnectFunnel Stack Buffer Overflow
refmap via4
cert TA10-103A
ms MS10-025
saint via4
description Windows Media Unicast Service transport information packet buffer overflow
id win_patch_nsum
title windows_media_unicast_transportinfo
type remote
Last major update 21-08-2010 - 01:39
Published 14-04-2010 - 12:00
Last modified 12-10-2018 - 17:56
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