MS08-021: Vulnerabilities in GDI Could Allow Remote Code Execution (948590)

This script is Copyright (C) 2008-2017 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

Arbitrary code can be executed on the remote host by sending a
malformed file to a victim.

Description :

The remote host contains a version of Microsoft Windows that is missing
a critical security update that fixes several vulnerabilities in the
Graphic Rendering Engine, and in the way Windows handles Metafiles.

An attacker may exploit these flaws to execute arbitrary code on the
remote host. To exploit this flaw, an attacker would need to send a
specially crafted image to a user on the remote host, or lure him into
visiting a rogue website containing such a file.

See also :

Solution :

Microsoft has released a set of patches for Windows 2000, XP, 2003 and

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
CVSS Temporal Score : 7.7
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Windows : Microsoft Bulletins

Nessus Plugin ID: 31794 ()

Bugtraq ID: 28570

CVE ID: CVE-2008-1083

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