Microsoft Windows XP PGM buffer overflow

win-pgm-bo (28643) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk

Description:

Microsoft Windows XP is vulnerable to a buffer overflow in the Pragmatic General Multicast (PGM) protocol implementation. By sending a specially-crafted PGM message to a system with the Microsoft Message Queuing (MSMQ) service installed, a remote attacker could overflow a buffer to execute arbitrary code and gain complete control of the affected system.

Note: The MSMQ service is not installed by default.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 8
  Access Vector: Remote
  Access Complexity: High
  Authentication: Not Required
  Confidentiality Impact: Complete
  Integrity Impact: Complete
  Availability Impact: Complete
 
Temporal Score: 5.9
  Exploitability: Unproven
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed

Consequences:

Gain Access

Remedy:

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 The original bulletin issued by Microsoft has been superseded.

References:

  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS06-052: Vulnerability in Pragmatic General Multicast (PGM) Could Allow Remote Code Execution (919007).
  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS08-036: Vulnerabilities in Pragmatic General Multicast (PGM) Could Allow Denial of Service (950762).
  • US-CERT Vulnerability Note VU#455516: Microsoft PGM vulnerable to remote code execution.
  • ASA-2006-189: Windows Security Updates for September 2006 - (MS06-052 - MS06-054)
  • BID-19922: Microsoft PGM Remote Buffer Overflow Vulnerability
  • CVE-2006-3442: Unspecified vulnerability in Pragmatic General Multicast (PGM) in Microsoft Windows XP SP2 and earlier allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted multicast message.
  • SA21851: Microsoft Windows Pragmatic General Multicast Code Execution
  • SECTRACK ID: 1016827: Microsoft PGM Implementation Buffer Overflow in MSMQ Service Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
  • US-CERT VU#455516: Microsoft PGM vulnerable to remote code execution

Platforms Affected:

  • Microsoft Windows XP SP2
  • Microsoft Windows XP SP1

Reported:

Sep 12, 2006

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