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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2010-3970 (1 public exploit)

Stack-based buffer overflow in the CreateSizedDIBSECTION function in shimgvw.dll in the Windows Shell graphics processor (aka graphics rendering engine) in Microsoft Windows XP SP2 and SP3, Server 2003 SP2, Vista SP1 and SP2, and Server 2008 Gold and SP2 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted .MIC or unspecified Office document containing a thumbnail bitmap with a negative biClrUsed value, as reported by Moti and Xu Hao, aka "Windows Shell Graphics Processing Overrun Vulnerability."
Publish Date : 2010-12-22 Last Update Date : 2019-02-26
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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
MS11-006: Vulnerability in Windows Shell Graphics Processing Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2483185) oval:gov.nist.fdcc.patch:def:11731 windows
Remote Code Execution Vulnerability in Microsoft Graphics Rendering Engine oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11671 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-2010-3970

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 OS Microsoft Windows Server 2003 * SP2 * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 OS Microsoft Windows Server 2008 * SP2 X32 * Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 OS Microsoft Windows Server 2008 * * X64 * Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 OS Microsoft Windows Server 2008 * SP2 X64 * Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 OS Microsoft Windows Server 2008 * * Itanium * Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 OS Microsoft Windows Server 2008 * * X32 * Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 OS Microsoft Windows Server 2008 - SP2 Itanium * Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 OS Microsoft Windows Vista * SP1 X64 * Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 OS Microsoft Windows Vista * SP2 X64 * Version Details Vulnerabilities
10 OS Microsoft Windows Vista * SP1 * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
11 OS Microsoft Windows Xp * SP3 * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
12 OS Microsoft Windows Xp - SP2 X64 * Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Microsoft Windows Server 2003 1
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 6
Microsoft Windows Vista 3
Microsoft Windows Xp 2

- References For CVE-2010-3970
OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11671
SECTRACK 1024932
Microsoft Advisory Microsoft Security Advisory (2490606): Vulnerability in Graphics Rendering Engine Could Allow Remote Code Execution - Version: 2.0 Revision Note: V2.0 (February 8, 2011): Advisory updated to reflect publication of security bulletin. Summary: Microsoft has completed the investigation into public reports of this vulnerability. We have issued MS11-006 to address this issue. For more information about this issue, including download links for an available security update, please review MS11-006. The vulnerability addressed is the Windows Shell Graphics Processing Overrun Vulnerability - CVE-2010-3970.Release Date:2011-02-08
CERT-VN VU#106516
BID 45662 Microsoft Windows 'CreateSizedDIBSECTION()' Thumbnail View Stack Buffer Overflow Vulnerability Release Date:2011-02-15
VUPEN ADV-2011-0018
MS MS11-006

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2010-3970

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