Microsoft Windows Canonical Display Driver (cdd.dll) code execution

ms-win-cdd-code-execution (58622) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk

Description:

Microsoft Windows could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the system, caused by the improper parsing of information copied from user mode to kernel mode by the Canonical Display Driver (cdd.dll). By persuading a victim to visit a specially-crafted Web site or view a malicious image file using an affected application that uses the APIs for GDI for rendering images, a remote attacker could possibly execute arbitrary code on the system or cause the system to stop responding.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 7.6
  Access Vector: Network
  Access Complexity: High
  Authentication: None
  Confidentiality Impact: Complete
  Integrity Impact: Complete
  Availability Impact: Complete
 
Temporal Score: 5.6
  Exploitability: Unproven
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed

Consequences:

Gain Access

Remedy:

Apply the appropriate patch for your system, as listed in Microsoft Security Bulletin MS10-043. See References.

References:

  • Microsoft Security Advisory (2028859): Vulnerability in Canonical Display Driver Could Allow Remote Code Execution.
  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS10-043: Vulnerability in Canonical Display Driver Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2032276).
  • Microsoft Web site: Windows 7.
  • PCANDMACTECH Blog, Tuesday, December 29, 2009: Irfanview and BSOD.
  • BID-40237: Microsoft Windows Canonical Display Driver Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
  • CVE-2009-3678: Integer overflow in cdd.dll in the Canonical Display Driver (CDD) in Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7 on 64-bit platforms, when the Windows Aero theme is installed, allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (reboot) or possibly execute arbitrary code via a crafted image file that triggers incorrect data parsing after user-mode data is copied to kernel mode, as demonstrated using Browse with Irfanview and certain actions on a folder containing a large number of thumbnail images in Resample mode, possibly related to the ATI graphics driver or win32k.sys, aka Canonical Display Driver Integer Overflow Vulnerability.
  • OSVDB ID: 64731: Microsoft Windows Canonical Display Driver (cdd.dll) Unspecified Memory Corruption
  • SA39577: Microsoft Windows Canonical Display Driver Memory Corruption

Platforms Affected:

  • Microsoft Windows 7 x64
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 x64

Reported:

Dec 29, 2009

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