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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 - Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 OS Microsoft Windows Server 2008 - SP1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 OS Microsoft Windows Server 2008 - SP2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
10 OS Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
11 OS Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
12 OS Microsoft Windows Vista - SP2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
13 OS Microsoft Windows Xp SP2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
14 OS Microsoft Windows Xp SP3 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 MS12-082 - Important : Vulnerability in DirectPlay Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2770660) - Version: 1.2 Severity Rating: Important Revision Note: V1.2 (July 9, 2013): Bulletin revised to announce a detection change in the Windows Vista packages for the 2770660 update to correct a Windows Update reoffering issue. This is a detection change only. Customers who have already successfully updated their systems do not need to take any action. Summary: This security update resolves a privately reported vulnerability in Microsoft Windows. The vulnerability could allow remote code execution if an attacker convinces a user to view a specially crafted Office document with embedded content. An attacker who successfully exploits this vulnerability could gain the same user rights as the current user. Users whose accounts are configured to have fewer user rights on the system could be less impacted than users who operate with administrative user rights.Release Date:2013-07-09
CERT TA12-346A

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2012-1537

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