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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

Overview

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

Description

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.

Impact

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.

Solution

Apply a patch

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

Vendor Information

909508
 
Affected   Unknown   Unaffected

Microsoft Corporation

Updated:  June 13, 2006

Status

  Vulnerable

Vendor Statement

No statement is currently available from the vendor regarding this vulnerability.

Vendor Information

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

Addendum

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.


CVSS Metrics

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References

Acknowledgements

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: 5

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