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Microsoft Kodak Image Viewer code execution vulnerability

Vulnerability Note VU#180345

Original Release Date: 2007-10-30 | Last Revised: 2007-11-12


The Kodak Image Viewer which is included in Windows 2000 contains a code execution vulnerability.


The Kodak Image Viewer is included in Windows 2000. It may also be present on other versions of Windows that were upgraded from Windows 2000.

Per Microsoft Security Bulletin MS07-055:
A remote code execution vulnerability exists in the way that the Kodak Image Viewer in Windows handles specially crafted image files. An attacker could exploit the vulnerability by constructing a specially crafted image that could potentially allow remote code execution if a user visited a Web site, viewed a specially crafted e-mail message, or opened an e-mail attachment. An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could take complete control of an affected system.

Note that there is publicly available proof of concept code that targets this vulnerability.


A remote, unauthenticated attacker may be able to execute arbitrary code.


Microsoft has released an update to address this vulnerability.

Run applications as with limited user accounts

When possible, running applications with a user account that has limited privileges may reduce the impact of this vulnerability.

Vendor Information


Microsoft Corporation Affected

Updated:  October 30, 2007



Vendor Statement

We have not received a statement from the vendor.

Vendor Information

The vendor has not provided us with any further information regarding this vulnerability.


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Microsoft credits Cu Fang for reporting and Rita Schappler for providing information about this vulnerability.

This document was written by Ryan Giobbi.

Other Information

CVE IDs: CVE-2007-2217
Severity Metric: 20.66
Date Public: 2007-10-09
Date First Published: 2007-10-30
Date Last Updated: 2007-11-12 16:32 UTC
Document Revision: 9

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