ZDI-08-083: Microsoft Animation ActiveX Control Malformed AVI Parsing Code Execution Vulnerability Dec 09 2008 09:07PM
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ZDI-08-083: Microsoft Animation ActiveX Control Malformed AVI Parsing Code

Execution Vulnerability


December 9, 2008

-- CVE ID:


-- Affected Vendors:


-- Affected Products:

Microsoft Windows XP

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-- Vulnerability Details:

This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code

through vulnerable installations of Microsoft Internet Explorer. User

interaction is required to exploit this vulnerability in that the target

must visit a malicious page.

The specific flaw exists within the Microsoft Animation ActiveX control

MSCOMCT2.OCX. When parsing a malformed AVI file through this control an

exploitable heap corruption can occur. As the AVI file can be loaded

over a UNC path this issue is remotely exploitable and can result in

arbitrary code execution under the context of the current user.

-- Vendor Response:

Microsoft has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More

details can be found at:


-- Disclosure Timeline:

2008-09-16 - Vulnerability reported to vendor

2008-12-09 - Coordinated public release of advisory

-- Credit:

This vulnerability was discovered by:

* CHkr_D591

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