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Microsoft Graphics Rendering Engine fails to properly handle WMF images

Vulnerability Note VU#909508

Original Release Date: 2006-06-13 | Last Revised: 2006-06-13


Microsoft Windows Graphics Rendering Engine contains a vulnerability that may allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on a vulnerable system.


The Microsoft Windows Graphics Rendering Engine supports a number of image formats including Windows Metafile (WMF). An unspecified vulnerability exists in the way that the Graphics Rendering Engine included with some versions of Microsoft Windows handles WMF image files.


By persuading a user to open a specially crafted WMF image file, an attacker may be able to execute arbitrary code on an affected system. This specially crafted WMF image file could be supplied on a web page, in an email message, or by other means.


Apply a patch

Microsoft has published patches for this issue in Microsoft Security Bulletin MS06-026.

Vendor Information


Microsoft Corporation Affected

Updated:  June 13, 2006



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.


Microsoft has addressed this issue in Microsoft Security Bulletin MS06-026. Users are encouraged to review this bulletin and apply the patches it refers to.

If you have feedback, comments, or additional information about this vulnerability, please send us email.

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Thanks to Microsoft for reporting this vulnerability. Microsoft, in turn, credits Peter Ferrie of Symantec with reporting this issue to them.

This document was written by Chad R Dougherty.

Other Information

CVE IDs: CVE-2006-2376
Severity Metric: 22.50
Date Public: 2006-06-13
Date First Published: 2006-06-13
Date Last Updated: 2006-06-13 20:25 UTC
Document Revision: 7

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