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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Microsoft Visual Studio Vendors:   Microsoft
Visual Studio Integer Overflow in Incremental Linker 'link.exe' May Let Remote Users Cause Arbitrary Code to Be Executed
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1026980
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1026980
CVE Reference:   GENERIC-MAP-NOMATCH   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Apr 25 2012
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network

Version(s): 2008
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Visual Studio. A remote user may be able to cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system.

A remote user can create a specially crafted PE file that, when loaded by the target user in a certain manner, will trigger an integer overflow and execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

The original advisory is available at:

http://waleedassar.blogspot.com/2012/04/microsoft-incremental-linker-integer.html

Walied Assar reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can create a file that, when loaded by the target user, will execute arbitrary code on the target user's system.
Solution:   No solution was available at the time of this entry.
Vendor URL:  www.microsoft.com/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error
Underlying OS:  Windows (Any)

Message History:   None.


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