Microsoft Windows .ani file denial of service
|microsoft-windows-ani-dos (56756)||Medium Risk|
Microsoft Windows is vulnerable to a denial of service, caused by improper bounds checking by the tagBITMAPINFOHEADER Struct Reference when processing .ani files. By persuading a victim to open a specially-crafted .ani file, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause the system to consume an overly large amount of memory and become unresponsive.
Denial of Service
No remedy available as of April 1, 2014.
- Microsoft Web site: Microsoft.
- Security Vulnerabilities found by SkyLined: MSRC 9754jr - Windows .ANI file BITMAPINFOHEADER.biClrUsed bounds check missing.
- BID-38579: Microsoft Windows '.ani' File 'tagBITMAPINFOHEADER' Denial of Service Vulnerability
- CVE-2010-1098: The ANI parser in Microsoft Windows before 7 on the x86 platform, as used in Internet Explorer and other applications, allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (memory and CPU consumption) via a crafted biClrUsed value in the BITMAPINFO header of a .ANI file.
- OSVDB ID: 63468: Microsoft Windows ANI Parser BITMAPINFO Header Crafted biClrUsed Value DoS
- Microsoft Windows Vista
- Microsoft Windows XP
Jan 19, 2010
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