MS10-043: Vulnerability in Canonical Display Driver Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2032276)

high Nessus Plugin ID 47711


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It is possible to execute arbitrary code on the remote Windows host through the Canonical Display Driver.


A flaw exists in the way the Microsoft Canonical Display Driver (cdd.dll) parses information copied from user mode to kernel mode.

If the Windows Aero theme is enabled, an attacker who tricks a user on the affected host into viewing a specially crafted image using an application that uses the APIs for GDI for rendering images can leverage this issue to cause the affected system to stop responding and restart or even to execute arbitrary code, although this is unlikely due to memory randomization.


Microsoft has released a set of patches for Windows 7 and 2008 R2.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 47711

File Name: smb_nt_ms10-043.nasl

Version: 1.20

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 7/13/2010

Updated: 11/15/2018

Dependencies: smb_hotfixes.nasl, ms_bulletin_checks_possible.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 6.9

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:microsoft:windows

Required KB Items: SMB/MS_Bulletin_Checks/Possible

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 7/13/2010

Vulnerability Publication Date: 5/18/2010

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-3678

BID: 40237

MSFT: MS10-043

MSKB: 2032276