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Microsoft Malware Protection Engine PDF File Parsing Vulnerability

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Release Date:  2007-02-13    Last Update:  2007-02-20    Views:  23,360

Secunia Advisory SA24146

Where:

From remote

Impact:

System access

Solution Status:

Vendor Patch

CVE Reference(s):

Description


IBM X-Force has reported a vulnerability in Microsoft Malware Protection Engine, which can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a vulnerable system.

The vulnerability is caused due to an integer overflow error when parsing PDF (Portable Document Format) files. This can be exploited to cause a buffer overflow when a specially crafted PDF file is scanned.

Successful exploitation allows execution of arbitrary code.


Solution:
Apply the latest Microsoft Malware Protection Engine update.

Provided and/or discovered by:
Alex Wheeler and Neel Mehta, IBM X-Force.

Original Advisory:
MS07-010 (KB932135):
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/Bulletin/MS07-010.mspx

IBM X-Force:
http://www.iss.net/threats/255.html

Deep Links:
Links available to Secunia VIM customers

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