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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Microsoft DirectX Vendors:   Microsoft
Microsoft DirectX Bugs in Parsing SAMI, WAV, and AVI Files Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1019073
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1019073
CVE Reference:   CVE-2007-3895, CVE-2007-3901   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Jul 17 2008
Original Entry Date:  Dec 11 2007
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 7.0, 8.1, 9.0a, 9.0b, 9.0c, 10.0
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Microsoft DirectX. A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system.

A remote user can create a specially crafted Synchronized Accessible Media Interchange (SAMI) file that, when loaded by the target user, will execute arbitrary code on the target system [CVE-2007-3901]. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

Jun Mao of VeriSign iDefense Labs reported this vulnerability.

A remote user can create a specially crafted WAV or AVI file that, when loaded by the target user, will execute arbitrary code on the target system [CVE-2007-3895]. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

Peter Winter-Smith of NGSSoftware reported this vulnerability.

The vulnerabilities resides in DirectShow.

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:   The vendor has issued the following fixes:

DirectX 7.0, Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 4:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=06196774-5a11-4525-b53c-8cb000738949

DirectX 8.1, Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 4:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=ccb872bd-fc06-4a3f-ac70-3c9a42d57b37

DirectX 9.0, Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 4:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=03b14ce0-5189-4803-8151-6ac5cb6a9179

DirectX 9.0, Windows XP Service Pack 2:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=04a8f8d3-69f9-4445-baab-f45616a6b9b7

DirectX 9.0, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition and Windows XP Professional x64 Edition Service Pack 2:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=f096c500-e765-4e75-8443-7ffec4ddf149

DirectX 9.0, Windows Server 2003 Service Pack1 and Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=d80a295a-baf9-4981-8a28-1b4207ecc5f7

DirectX 9.0, Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition and Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition Service Pack 2:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=378086ea-60b8-409f-970a-fcfd62025150

DirectX 9.0, Windows Server 2003 with SP1 for Itanium-based Systems and Windows Server 2003 with SP2 for Itanium-based Systems:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=2e6ea4bb-9f4f-46fb-9d51-e20b15e61a89

DirectX 10.0, Windows Vista:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=bfa571bc-e43f-45e3-bc98-4086985c99aa

DirectX 10.0, Windows Vista x64 Edition:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=3d8803da-108b-4b9d-a039-84932dce8e42

A restart may be required.

On July 16, 2008, Microsoft updated their bulletin to indicate that DirectX version 9.0a is also affected and that the fix for DirectX 9.0 also applies to DirectX 9.0a.

The Microsoft advisory is available at:

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms07-064.mspx

Vendor URL:  www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms07-064.mspx (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Input validation error
Underlying OS:  Windows (2000), Windows (2003), Windows (Vista), Windows (XP)
Underlying OS Comments:  2000 SP4, XP SP2, 2003 SP2, Vista

Message History:   None.


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