MS09-062: Vulnerabilities in GDI+ Could Allow Remote Code Execution (957488)
High Nessus Plugin ID 42118
SynopsisArbitrary code can be executed on the remote host through the Microsoft GDI rendering engine.
DescriptionThe 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.
SolutionMicrosoft has released a set of patches for Windows XP, 2003, Vista, 2008, IE, .NET Framework, Office, SQL Server, Developer Tools, and Forefront.