ZDI-10-015: Microsoft Windows RLE Video Decompressor Remote Code Execution Vulnerability Feb 09 2010 07:46PM
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ZDI-10-015: Microsoft Windows RLE Video Decompressor Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
February 9, 2010

-- CVE ID:

-- Affected Vendors:

-- Affected Products:
Microsoft Windows XP
Microsoft Windows Vista

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-- Vulnerability Details:
This vulnerability allows attackers to execute arbitrary code on
applications that utilize DirectShow for rendering video on Microsoft
Windows. User interaction is required to exploit this vulnerability in
that the target must be coerced into decompressing a malicious video.

The specific flaw exists within the decompression of a specific type of
video stream contained in an .AVI file. The application misuses a length
field for an allocation causing the memory allocation to be too small to
contain the subsequent data. During population of this buffer, the
application will copy more data than allocated for leading to memory
corruption with the potential for code execution.

-- Vendor Response:
Microsoft has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More
details can be found at:


-- Disclosure Timeline:
2009-01-15 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
2010-02-09 - Coordinated public release of advisory

-- Credit:
This vulnerability was discovered by:
* Anonymous

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