Vulnerability Note VU#309739
Microsoft Color Management System (MSCMS) module remote code execution
The Microsoft Color Management System (MSCMS) module for the Microsoft ICM component is vulnerable to a remote code execution vulnerability which may allow a remote, unauthenticated attacker to execute arbitrary code on a vulnerable system.
According to Microsoft, the Microsoft Color Management System (MSCMS) module helps "...users to consistently reproduce color across scanners, cameras, displays, printers and applications." The Microsoft Color Management System does not properly process malformed images. By convincing a user to open a specially crafted image file an attacker may be able to trigger an overflow.
A remote, unauthenticated attacker could execute arbitrary code on a vulnerable system.
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Microsoft has published Microsoft Security Bulletin MS08-046 in response to this issue.
Systems Affected (Learn More)
|Vendor||Status||Date Notified||Date Updated|
|Microsoft Corporation||Affected||-||13 Aug 2008|
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Microsoft credits Jun Mao of VeriSign iDefense Labs for reporting this vulnerability.
This document was written by John Hollenberger.
- CVE IDs: CVE-2008-2245
- Date Public: 12 Aug 2008
- Date First Published: 12 Aug 2008
- Date Last Updated: 13 Aug 2008
- Severity Metric: 47.05
- Document Revision: 11
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