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Category:   OS (Microsoft)  >   Windows DLL (Any) Vendors:   Microsoft
Microsoft Cursor and Icon Validation Error Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1012835
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1012835
CVE Reference:   CVE-2004-1049   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jan 11 2005
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): XP SP2 is not affected
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in several Microsoft operating systems in the processing of the cursor and icon formats. A remote user can execute arbitrary code on the target system.

Microsoft reported that a remote user can create a specially crafted cursor, animated cursor, or icon file that, when loaded by the target user, will trigger the flaw and execute arbitrary code on the target user's system. The file can be loaded via a web site or e-mail message. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

Microsoft credits eEye with reporting this flaw.

Impact:   A remote user can execute arbitrary code on the target user's system with the privileges of the target user.
Solution:   Microsoft has issued the following fixes.

Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 Service Pack 6a:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=4604400A-287E-48CC-91B1-BEE44EEA588C

Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 Terminal Server Edition Service Pack 6:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=94A0B521-4C39-4D15-AA80-068C30476E6F

Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 3 and Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 4:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=722C6C65-3F6C-4029-8EB7-D4612A785E78

Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 1:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=8850954D-57D9-4D23-9AA1-1CCF6085A057

Microsoft Windows XP 64-Bit Edition Service Pack 1:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=2325700F-7931-4B0C-A978-BCFF469B8061

Microsoft Windows XP 64-Bit Edition Version 2003:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=16A52196-0BD0-4355-9F29-2B26CB0961AF

Microsoft Windows Server 2003:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=CBCCADF6-449A-4D74-937D-4087A6E6C1C2

Microsoft Windows Server 2003 64-Bit Edition:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=16A52196-0BD0-4355-9F29-2B26CB0961AF

A restart is required.

Vendor URL:  www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms05-002.mspx (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Input validation error

Message History:   None.


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