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Category:   OS (Microsoft)  >   Windows Kernel Vendors:   Microsoft
Windows Kernel Input Validation Flaw Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1021826
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1021826
CVE Reference:   CVE-2009-0081   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Mar 10 2009
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 2000 SP4, XP SP3, 2003 SP2, Vista SP1, 2008; and prior service packs
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in the Windows Kernel. A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system.

A remote user can create a specially crafted WMF or EMF file that, when loaded by the target user, will trigger an input validation flaw in the graphics device interface (GDI) and execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

Helmut Buhler reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can create a file that, when loaded by the target user, will execute arbitrary code on the target user's system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued the following fixes:

Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 4:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=98bb7d40-89a0-470a-8eb7-06f15072a635

Windows XP Service Pack 2 and Windows XP Service Pack 3:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=e09641ba-6cbe-4095-82b5-703d3a7dc33b

Windows XP Professional x64 Edition and Windows XP Professional x64 Edition Service Pack 2:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=d0d704c6-48c2-4907-b6c3-2455d7cf21c8

Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 and Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=f5cfb8da-e7cc-4183-8631-507c2a406500

Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition and Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition Service Pack 2:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=ecf75c70-8489-41ad-9759-3a07e13957be

Windows Server 2003 with SP1 for Itanium-based Systems and Windows Server 2003 with SP2 for Itanium-based Systems:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=04be3d7e-7dda-4dca-887a-e7a8156ede1c

Windows Vista and Windows Vista Service Pack 1:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=4b1aaaba-f355-4265-83c0-50b901856ced

Windows Vista x64 Edition and Windows Vista x64 Edition Service Pack 1:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=0fcac480-d6db-4a94-8c7d-b7319282cf56

Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=38851df2-4fb5-4d28-9d15-181c260cf8cf

Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=ec15acc4-3e0f-4414-9383-61c122ff1382

Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based Systems:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=eead6f93-10fd-4492-8137-481d9876a5fe

A restart is required.

The Microsoft advisory is available at:

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms09-006.mspx

Vendor URL:  www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms09-006.mspx (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Input validation error
Underlying OS:  

Message History:   None.


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