A vulnerability exists in the APIs that handle Microsoft Windows Metafiles (WMF) and Enhanced Metafiles (EMF) image formats. Exploitation may lead to an attacker executing arbitrary code on the system.
The code that renders Windows Metafiles (WMF) and Enhanced Metafiles (EMF) image formats contains a heap overflow vulnerability. Many program can be used to render WMF or EMF files and can be used to exploit this vulnerability. If the attacker can trick the victim into opening a maliciously crafted file, then the attacker maybe able to exploit this vulnerability to compromise the system. The following systems are affected by this issue:
An attacker may be able to execute arbitrary code on the system with the privileges of the current user.
Apply a patch from the vendor
Thanks to Microsoft and eEye Digital Security for reporting this vulnerability.
This document was written by Jason A Rafail.
|Date First Published:||2004-04-14|
|Date Last Updated:||2004-04-14 05:53 UTC|