Microsoft Foundation Class DLL code execution

visualstudio-dwmapi-dll-ce (64083) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk

Description:

The Microsoft Foundation Class (MFC) library and Visual Studio could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the system. The application does not directly specify the fully qualified path to a dynamic-linked library (dwmapi.dll) when running on Microsoft Windows. By persuading a victim to open a specially-crafted file from a WebDAV or SMB share using a vulnerable application, a remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability via a specially-crafted library to execute arbitrary code on the system.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 9.3
  Access Vector: Network
  Access Complexity: Medium
  Authentication: None
  Confidentiality Impact: Complete
  Integrity Impact: Complete
  Availability Impact: Complete
 
Temporal Score: 7.3
  Exploitability: Proof-of-Concept
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed

Consequences:

Gain Access

Remedy:

Apply the appropriate patch for your system, as listed in Microsoft Security Bulletin MS11-025. See References.

For other distributions:
Apply the appropriate update for your system. See References.

References:

  • Attachmate Web Site: Security Updates and Reflection.
  • Microsoft Web site: Visual Studio.
  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS11-025: Vulnerability in Microsoft Foundation Class (MFC) Library Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2500212).
  • BID-42811: Microsoft ATL/MFC Trace Tool 'dwmapi.dll' DLL Loading Arbitrary Code Execution Vulnerability
  • BID-50496: Attachmate Reflection DLL Loading Arbitrary Code Execution Vulnerability
  • CVE-2010-3190: Untrusted search path vulnerability in the Microsoft Foundation Class (MFC) Library in Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2003 SP1; Visual Studio 2005 SP1, 2008 SP1, and 2010; and Visual C++ 2005 SP1, 2008 SP1, and 2010 allows local users to gain privileges via a Trojan horse dwmapi.dll file in the current working directory during execution of an MFC application such as AtlTraceTool8.exe (aka ATL MFC Trace Tool), as demonstrated by a directory that contains a TRC, cur, rs, rct, or res file, aka MFC Insecure Library Loading Vulnerability.
  • SA41212: MS Visual Studio Insecure Library Loading Vulnerability
  • SA44905: Attachmate Reflection X 2011 PKI Services Manager Two Vulnerabilities
  • SA46692: Attachmate Reflection Insecure Library Loading Vulnerability

Platforms Affected:

  • Attachmate Reflection 14.0
  • Attachmate Reflection for Secure IT 7.0
  • Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 SPI Redistributable
  • Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 SPI Redistributable
  • Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 SP1
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 SP1
  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2010
  • Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2003 SP1

Reported:

Aug 23, 2010

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