MS08-071: Vulnerabilities in GDI+ Could Allow Remote Code Execution (956802)

High Nessus Plugin ID 35070


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 is affected by multiple buffer oveflow vulnerabilities when viewing WMF files, that could allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code on the remote host.

To exploit this flaw, an attacker would need to send a malformed WMF 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: 35070

File Name: smb_nt_ms08-071.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.28 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 2008/12/10

Modified: 2017/08/10

Dependencies: 11336, 11217, 57033, 13855

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 8.1

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:H/RL:OF/RC:ND

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: 2008/12/09

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2008/12/09

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-2249, CVE-2008-3465

BID: 32634, 32637

OSVDB: 50561, 50562

MSFT: MS08-071

MSKB: 956802

CWE: 119, 189