MS08-052: Vulnerabilities in GDI+ Could Allow Remote Code Execution (954593)

high Nessus Plugin ID 34120


Arbitrary code can be executed on the remote host through the Microsoft GDI rendering engine.


The remote host is running a version of Windows that has multiple buffer overflow vulnerabilities when viewing VML, EMF, GIF, WMF and BMP files that could allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code on the remote host.

To exploit these flaws, an attacker would need to send a malformed image file to a user on the remote host and wait for him to open it using an affected Microsoft application.


Microsoft has released a set of patches for Windows 2000, XP, 2003, Vista and 2008.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 34120

File Name: smb_nt_ms08-052.nasl

Version: 1.41

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 9/10/2008

Updated: 4/11/2022

Risk Information


Risk Factor: High

Score: 7.4


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 7.7

Vector: AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Temporal Vector: E:F/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:microsoft:windows

Required KB Items: SMB/MS_Bulletin_Checks/Possible

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 9/9/2008

Vulnerability Publication Date: 9/9/2008

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-5348, CVE-2008-3012, CVE-2008-3013, CVE-2008-3014, CVE-2008-3015

BID: 31018, 31019, 31020, 31021, 31022

MSFT: MS08-052

MSKB: 938464, 954326, 954478, 954479, 954606

CWE: 119, 189, 399