MS06-001: Vulnerabilities in Graphics Rendering Engine Could Allow Code Execution (912919)
High Nessus Plugin ID 20382
SynopsisArbitrary code can be executed on the remote host by sending a malformed file to a victim.
DescriptionThe 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 could exploit these flaws to execute arbitrary code on the remote host. To exploit this flaw, an attacker would need to send a specially crafted Windows Metafile (WMF) to a user on the remote host, or lure him into visiting a rogue website containing such a file.
SolutionMicrosoft has released a set of patches for Windows 2000, XP SP2 and 2003.