ID CVE-2010-3970
Summary Stack-based buffer overflow in the CreateSizedDIBSECTION function in shimgvw.dll in the Windows Shell graphics processor (aka graphics rendering engine) in Microsoft Windows XP SP2 and SP3, Server 2003 SP2, Vista SP1 and SP2, and Server 2008 Gold and SP2 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted .MIC or unspecified Office document containing a thumbnail bitmap with a negative biClrUsed value, as reported by Moti and Xu Hao, aka "Windows Shell Graphics Processing Overrun Vulnerability."
References
Vulnerable Configurations
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2
    cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_server_2003:-:sp2
  • cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_server_2008:-:itanium
    cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_server_2008:-:itanium
  • cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_server_2008:-:x32
    cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_server_2008:-:x32
  • cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_server_2008:-:x64
    cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_server_2008:-:x64
  • Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 for 32-bit systems
    cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_server_2008:-:sp2:x32
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 x64 (64-bit)
    cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_server_2008:-:sp2:x64
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 for Itanium-Based Systems
    cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_server_2008:-:sp2:itanium
  • Microsoft Windows Vista Service Pack 1 (initial release)
    cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_vista:-:sp1
  • 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 XP Service Pack 3
    cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_xp:-:sp3
  • Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2 x64 (64-bit)
    cpe:2.3:o:microsoft:windows_xp:-:sp2:x64
CVSS
Base: 9.3 (as of 23-12-2010 - 09:00)
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 Microsoft Windows CreateSizedDIBSECTION Stack Buffer Overflow. CVE-2010-3970. Local exploit for windows platform
id EDB-ID:16660
last seen 2016-02-02
modified 2011-02-08
published 2011-02-08
reporter metasploit
source https://www.exploit-db.com/download/16660/
title Microsoft Windows CreateSizedDIBSECTION Stack Buffer Overflow
metasploit via4
description This module exploits a stack-based buffer overflow in the handling of thumbnails within .MIC files and various Office documents. When processing a thumbnail bitmap containing a negative 'biClrUsed' value, a stack-based buffer overflow occurs. This leads to arbitrary code execution. In order to trigger the vulnerable code, the folder containing the document must be viewed using the "Thumbnails" view.
id MSF:EXPLOIT/WINDOWS/FILEFORMAT/MS11_006_CREATESIZEDDIBSECTION
last seen 2018-08-19
modified 2017-07-24
published 2011-02-08
reliability Great
reporter Rapid7
source https://github.com/rapid7/metasploit-framework/blob/master/modules/exploits/windows/fileformat/ms11_006_createsizeddibsection.rb
title MS11-006 Microsoft Windows CreateSizedDIBSECTION Stack Buffer Overflow
msbulletin via4
bulletin_id MS11-006
bulletin_url
date 2011-02-08T00:00:00
impact Remote Code Execution
knowledgebase_id 2483185
knowledgebase_url
severity Critical
title Vulnerability in Windows Shell Graphics Processing Could Allow Remote Code Execution
nessus via4
  • NASL family Windows : Microsoft Bulletins
    NASL id SMB_NT_MS11-006.NASL
    description If a remote attacker can trick a user on the affected host into opening a specially crafted bitmap file, a vulnerability in the graphics rendering engine that arises due to its failure to validate the 'biClrUsed' parameter could be leveraged to execute arbitrary code on the host subject to the user's privileges.
    last seen 2019-02-21
    modified 2018-11-15
    plugin id 51906
    published 2011-02-08
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=51906
    title MS11-006: Vulnerability in Windows Shell Graphics Processing Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2483185)
  • NASL family Windows
    NASL id SMB_KB_2490606.NASL
    description If a remote attacker can trick a user on the affected host into opening a specially crafted bitmap file, the attacker could leverage an as-yet unpatched vulnerability in the graphics rendering engine that arises due to its failure to validate the 'biClrUsed' parameter and thereby execute arbitrary code on the host subject to the user's privileges.
    last seen 2017-08-31
    modified 2017-08-30
    plugin id 51424
    published 2011-01-06
    reporter Tenable
    source https://www.tenable.com/plugins/index.php?view=single&id=51424
    title MS KB2490606: Vulnerability in Graphics Rendering Engine Could Allow Remote Code Execution
oval via4
accepted 2011-03-28T04:00:04.045-04:00
class vulnerability
contributors
  • name Josh Turpin
    organization Symantec Corporation
  • name Dragos Prisaca
    organization Secure Elements, Inc.
  • name Jeff Cockerill
    organization G2, Inc.
definition_extensions
  • comment Microsoft Windows XP (x86) SP3 is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:5631
  • comment Microsoft Windows XP x64 Edition SP2 is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:4193
  • comment Microsoft Windows Server 2003 SP2 (x86) is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:1935
  • comment Microsoft Windows Server 2003 SP2 (x64) is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:2161
  • comment Microsoft Windows Server 2003 (ia64) SP2 is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:1442
  • 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 Server 2008 (ia-64) is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:5667
  • 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
  • comment Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Itanium-Based Edition Service Pack 2 is installed
    oval oval:org.mitre.oval:def:6150
description Stack-based buffer overflow in the CreateSizedDIBSECTION function in shimgvw.dll in the Windows Shell graphics processor (aka graphics rendering engine) in Microsoft Windows XP SP2 and SP3, Server 2003 SP2, Vista SP1 and SP2, and Server 2008 Gold and SP2 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted .MIC or unspecified Office document containing a thumbnail bitmap with a negative biClrUsed value, as reported by Moti and Xu Hao, aka "Windows Shell Graphics Processing Overrun Vulnerability."
family windows
id oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11671
status accepted
submitted 2011-01-06T11:00:00
title Remote Code Execution Vulnerability in Microsoft Graphics Rendering Engine
version 74
packetstorm via4
refmap via4
bid 45662
cert-vn VU#106516
misc
ms MS11-006
sectrack 1024932
secunia 42779
vupen ADV-2011-0018
saint via4
bid 45662
description Windows Thumbnail View CreateSizedDIBSECTION buffer overflow
id win_patch_graphicsrendering
osvdb 70263
title windows_thumbnail_createsizeddibsection
type client
Last major update 18-07-2011 - 00:00
Published 22-12-2010 - 16:00
Last modified 26-02-2019 - 09:04
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