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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2012-1537

Heap-based buffer overflow in DirectPlay in DirectX 9.0 through 11.1 in Microsoft Windows XP SP2 and SP3, Windows Server 2003 SP2, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 SP2, R2, and R2 SP1, Windows 7 Gold and SP1, Windows 8, and Windows Server 2012 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted Office document, aka "DirectPlay Heap Overflow Vulnerability."
Publish Date : 2012-12-11 Last Update Date : 2013-11-02
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
Confidentiality Impact Complete (There is total information disclosure, resulting in all system files being revealed.)
Integrity Impact Complete (There is a total compromise of system integrity. There is a complete loss of system protection, resulting in the entire system being compromised.)
Availability Impact Complete (There is a total shutdown of the affected resource. The attacker can render the resource completely unavailable.)
Access Complexity Medium (The access conditions are somewhat specialized. Some preconditions must be satistified to exploit)
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s) Execute CodeOverflow
CWE ID 119

- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
DirectPlay Heap Overflow Vulnerability - MS12-082 oval:org.mitre.oval:def:16086 windows
OVAL (Open Vulnerability and Assessment Language) definitions define exactly what should be done to verify a vulnerability or a missing patch. Check out the OVAL definitions if you want to learn what you should do to verify a vulnerability.

- Products Affected By CVE-2012-1537

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Microsoft Directx 9.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application Microsoft Directx 10.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 Application Microsoft Directx 10.1 - Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 Application Microsoft Directx 11.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 Application Microsoft Directx 11.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 OS Microsoft Windows Server 2003 SP2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 OS Microsoft Windows Server 2008 - SP2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 OS Microsoft Windows Server 2008 - Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 OS Microsoft Windows Server 2008 - SP1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
10 OS Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
11 OS Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
12 OS Microsoft Windows Vista - SP2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
13 OS Microsoft Windows Xp SP3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
14 OS Microsoft Windows Xp SP2 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Microsoft Directx 5
Microsoft Windows Server 2003 1
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 5
Microsoft Windows Vista 1
Microsoft Windows Xp 2

- References For CVE-2012-1537
Microsoft Security Bulletin MS12-082 Vulnerability in DirectPlay Could Allow Remote Code Execution This security update resolves one privately reported vulnerability in Windows. The vulnerability could allow Remote Code Execution if a users visits a specially crafted website that is designed to invoke Windows Media Player through Internet Explorer or opens a specially crafted Office document with embedded content. This security update is rated Critical for {AFFECTED SOFTWARE LIST}. For more information, see the subsection, Affected and Non-Affected Software, in this section. The security update addresses the vulnerability by correcting the way that DirectPlay handles specially crafted content. For more information about the vulnerability, see the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) subsection for the specific vulnerability entry under the next section, Vulnerability Information. Recommendation.The majority of customers have automatic updating enabled and will not need to take any action because this security update will be downloaded and installed automatically. Customers who have notRelease Date:2012-12-11
CERT TA12-346A

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2012-1537

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