MS09-062: Vulnerabilities in GDI+ Could Allow Remote Code Execution (957488)

high Nessus Plugin ID 42118
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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 overflow vulnerabilities when viewing TIFF, PNG, BMP, and Office files that could allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code on the remote host. Additionally, there is a GDI+ .NET API vulnerability that allows a malicious .NET application to gain unmanaged code execution privileges.

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


Microsoft has released a set of patches for Windows XP, 2003, Vista, 2008, IE, .NET Framework, Office, SQL Server, Developer Tools, and Forefront.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 42118

File Name: smb_nt_ms09-062.nasl

Version: 1.41

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 10/15/2009

Updated: 8/5/2020

Dependencies: smb_hotfixes.nasl, mssql_version.nasl, office_installed.nasl, ms_bulletin_checks_possible.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Critical

Score: 9.2


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 8.1

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:microsoft:office, cpe:/a:microsoft:.net_framework, cpe:/a:microsoft:excel_viewer, cpe:/a:microsoft:powerpoint_viewer, cpe:/a:microsoft:visio, cpe:/o:microsoft:windows, cpe:/a:microsoft:word_viewer, cpe:/a:microsoft:works

Required KB Items: SMB/MS_Bulletin_Checks/Possible

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 10/13/2009

Vulnerability Publication Date: 10/13/2009

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-2500, CVE-2009-2501, CVE-2009-2502, CVE-2009-2503, CVE-2009-2504, CVE-2009-2518, CVE-2009-2528, CVE-2009-3126

BID: 36619, 36645, 36646, 36647, 36648, 36649, 36650, 36651

IAVA: 2009-A-0099-S

MSFT: MS09-062

MSKB: 958869, 970894, 970899, 971022, 971023, 971104, 972221, 972580, 972581, 974811, 975365

CWE: 94, 119, 189