Microsoft Windows GDI32.DLL WMF image rendering code execution

win-wmf-execute-code (23846) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk

Description:

Multiple applications that use the GDI32.DLL (Graphics Rendering Engine) to parse and display Windows Meta File (WMF) images could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the system, caused by a vulnerability in the SETABORTPROC function. The Windows Picture and Fax viewer is the default application to handle files with the .wmf extension. By creating a malicious WMF image and hosting it on a Web site or sending it to a potential victim as an email attachment, a remote attacker could execute arbitrary code to gain complete control of a victim's system, if the attacker could persuade the victim to visit the malicious Web site or open the email attachment.

Note: It is reported that this vulnerability affects the Graphics Rendering Engine used by other vendors, including Mozilla Firefox and Wine.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 7
  Access Vector: Remote
  Access Complexity: Low
  Authentication: Not Required
  Confidentiality Impact: Partial
  Integrity Impact: Partial
  Availability Impact: Partial
 
Temporal Score: 5.5
  Exploitability: Proof-Of-Concept
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed

Consequences:

Gain Access

Remedy:

As a workaround, do not open or preview .wmf files that are not trusted.

For vulnerability detection:

Enable the following checks in the ISS Protection platform:
WinMs06kb912919Update

For Virtual Patch:

Enable the following checks in the Dynamic ISS Protection platform:
Image_WMF_Generic_RecordSize_Overflow Image_WMF_Code_Exec_Function

For Manual Protection:

Apply the appropriate patch for your system, as listed in the latest Microsoft Security Bulletin. See References.

— OR —

Use Microsoft Automatic Update if it is supported by your operating system. The original bulletin issued by Microsoft has been superseded.

For Debian GNU/Linux:
Refer to DSA-954-1 for patch, upgrade, or suggested workaround information. See References.

Other vendor remedy information:

For Wine:
Upgrade to the latest versions of Wine (1.12 or later) available from the Wine Web site. See References.

For Gentoo Linux (Wine):
Refer to Gentoo Linux Security Announcement GLSA 2006-01-09 for patch, upgrade, or suggested workaround information. See References.

References:

Platforms Affected:

  • Debian Debian Linux 3.1
  • Gentoo Linux
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 2006
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux Corporate Server 3.0
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 SP4
  • Microsoft Windows 2003 Server x64
  • Microsoft Windows 2003 Server Itanium
  • Microsoft Windows 2003 Server SP1 Itanium
  • Microsoft Windows 2003 Server SP1
  • Microsoft Windows XP SP1
  • Microsoft Windows XP x64 Professional
  • Microsoft Windows XP SP2
  • Wine Wine prior to 1.12

Reported:

Dec 27, 2005

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