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Microsoft Multiple Products JPEG Processing Buffer Overflow Vulnerability


Release Date:  2004-09-14    Last Update:  2004-12-15    Views:  63,889

Secunia Advisory SA12528


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Nick DeBaggis has reported a vulnerability in multiple Microsoft products, which can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a user's system.

The vulnerability in caused due to a boundary error within the GDI+ JPEG Parsing component (Gdiplus.dll). This can be exploited to cause a buffer overflow by tricking a user into viewing a specially crafted JPEG image with any application using the vulnerable component for JPEG image processing.

Successful exploitation allows execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the user.

The following products are affected:
* Microsoft Windows XP and Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 1
* Microsoft Windows XP 64-Bit Edition Service Pack 1
* Microsoft Windows XP 64-Bit Edition Version 2003
* Microsoft Windows Server 2003
* Microsoft Windows Server 2003 64-Bit Edition
* Microsoft Office XP Service Pack 3
* Microsoft Office 2003
* Microsoft Project 2002 Service Pack 1 (all versions)
* Microsoft Project 2003 (all versions)
* Microsoft Visio 2002 Service Pack 2 (all versions)
* Microsoft Visio 2003 (all versions)
* Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2002
* Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2003
* Microsoft .NET Framework version 1.0 SDK Service Pack 2
* Microsoft Picture It! 2002 (all versions)
* Microsoft Greetings 2002
* Microsoft Picture It! version 7.0 (all versions)
* Microsoft Digital Image Pro version 7.0
* Microsoft Picture It! version 9 (all versions, including Picture It! Library)
* Microsoft Digital Image Pro version 9
* Microsoft Digital Image Suite version 9
* Microsoft Producer for Microsoft Office PowerPoint (all versions)
* Microsoft Platform SDK Redistributable: GDI+
* Internet Explorer 6 Service Pack 1
* Microsoft .NET Framework version 1.0 Service Pack 2
* Microsoft .NET Framework version 1.1
* Microsoft Visual FoxPro 8.0
* Microsoft Visual FoxPro 8.0 Runtime Library

NOTE: Office 2003 Service Pack 1, Visio 2003 Service Pack 1, and Project 2003 Service Pack 1 are NOT affected. Also note that Windows XP Service Pack 2 is NOT vulnerable, but systems running this version may still be affected if a vulnerable Office, Visio, or Project application is installed.

NOTE: Systems may also still be vulnerable if an installed third party application has installed the vulnerable component and uses it for JPEG image processing.

Microsoft has issued patches (see original vendor advisory).

Provided and/or discovered by:
Nick DeBaggis

Original Advisory:
MS04-028 (KB833987):

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