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Category:   Application (Multimedia)  >   Microsoft DirectX Vendors:   Microsoft
Microsoft DirectX MJPEG Stream Error Handling Bug Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1020222
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1020222
CVE Reference:   CVE-2008-0011   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Aug 13 2008
Original Entry Date:  Jun 10 2008
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 7.0, 8.1, 9.0, 9.0a, 9.0b, 9.0c, 10.0
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Microsoft DirectX in the processing of MJPEG streams. A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system.

A remote user can create a specially crafted MJPEG video stream embedded in an ASF or AVI media file that, when loaded by the target user, will execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

Mark Dowd of IBM Internet Security Systems X-Force 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:   The vendor has issued the following fixes:

Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 4, DirectX 7.0:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=65640123-a9e4-455c-a51a-9df28bd2d412

Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 4, DirectX 8.1:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=c6a28d45-13cf-48c4-8f89-3417d552e90b

Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 4, DirectX 9.0, 9.0a, 9.0b, or 9.0c:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=4dc47e04-5e95-4636-a814-3f912d961461

Windows XP Service Pack 2 and Windows XP Service Pack 3, DirectX 9.0, 9.0a, 9.0b, or 9.0c:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=7aaa6427-1e22-4566-960c-836a3b9e5f36

Windows XP Professional x64 Edition and Windows XP Professional x64 Edition Service Pack 2, DirectX 9.0, 9.0a, 9.0b, or 9.0c:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=5e8e7e9d-828d-442c-acac-8d91e80dfb36

Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 and Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2, DirectX 9.0, 9.0a, 9.0b, or 9.0c:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=2274ecb2-2802-47e2-84fd-6621fcb17758

Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition and Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition Service Pack 2, DirectX 9.0, 9.0a, 9.0b, or 9.0c:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=5ba63bb7-ed6d-4c59-88b3-456eda07e190

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

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=be71c002-2f64-49e9-9f4b-ba99c4f3caf6

Windows Vista, DirectX 10.0:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=4d4b305b-57f8-448d-92fa-3dcdd1f42ed7

Windows Vista Service Pack 1, DirectX 10.0:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=4d4b305b-57f8-448d-92fa-3dcdd1f42ed7

Windows Vista x64 Edition, DirectX 10.0:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=b040cfad-2290-44f4-8f5a-5d1ed98a7265

Windows Vista x64 Edition Service Pack 1, DirectX 10.0:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=b040cfad-2290-44f4-8f5a-5d1ed98a7265

Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems*, DirectX 10.0:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=c0c495f8-2a35-4638-a635-1e55dd15e062

Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems*, DirectX 10.0:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=0b70fc2e-4e80-4ae8-8682-41ea04c24e4e

Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based Systems, DirectX 10.0:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=80ec83e0-cfb8-4a5e-9254-6679a7225b83

* = Windows Server 2008 are not affected if installed using the Server Core installation option.

A restart may be required.

The Microsoft advisory is available at:

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms08-033.mspx

On June 14, 2008 (UTC), Microsoft issued an advisory warning that the System Center Configuration Manager 2007 may fail to deploy these updates to Systems Management Services (SMS) 2003 clients:

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/advisory/954474.mspx

On July 16, 2008, Microsoft updated their bulletin to indicate that version 9.0a is also affected.

On August 12, 2008, Microsoft updated their bulletin to advise of an update to the detection logic, as previous detection logic with Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer (MBSA) 2.1 may have incorrectly reported that the update had been successful in the event that it was not successful. This issue is described at: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/951698

Vendor URL:  www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms08-033.mspx (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Exception handling error
Underlying OS:  Windows (2000), Windows (2003), Windows (2008), Windows (Vista), Windows (XP)
Underlying OS Comments:  2000 SP4, 2003 SP2, XP SP3, Vista SP1, 2008; and prior service packs

Message History:   None.


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