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Category:   OS (Microsoft)  >   Windows Kernel Vendors:   Microsoft
Microsoft Windows 98 Graphics Rendering Engine Buffer Overflow in Processing WMF Images Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1016286
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2006-2376   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jun 13 2006
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): Windows 98 only
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in the Microsoft Windows Graphics Rendering Engine on Windows 98. A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system.

A remote user can create a specially crafted Windows Metafile (WMF) image that, when loaded by the target user, will trigger a buffer overflow and execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

Only Windows 98, 98SE, and Me are affected.

Microsoft credits Peter Ferrie of Symantec with reporting this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can create an image file that, when loaded by the target user, will execute arbitrary code on the target user's system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix, to be available only from the Windows Update Web site at:

The vendor's advisory is available at:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error

Message History:   None.

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