The Microsoft GDI contains a buffer overflow vulnerability that may allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code.
The Graphics Device Interface (GDI) is component of the Microsoft Windows user interface. Windows Metafile (WMF) and Enhanced Metafile (EMF) are image file formats primarily used by the Windows operating system.
Per Microsoft Security Bulletin MS08-021:
By convincing a user to view a malicious image a remote, unauthenticated attacker may be able to execute arbitrary code. Note that Internet Explorer, in its default configuration, can automatically launch the Windows Picture and Fax Viewer as the result of viewing a web page and may be used as an attack vector.
Microsoft credits Jun Mao, Sebastian Apelt, Thomas Garnier, and Yamata Li for reporting this vulnerability.
This document was written by Ryan Giobbi.
|Date First Published:||2008-04-11|
|Date Last Updated:||2008-04-11 16:23 UTC|