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Category:   OS (Microsoft)  >   Microsoft Color Management Module Vendors:   Microsoft
Microsoft Color Management Module Heap Overflow Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1020675
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1020675
CVE Reference:   CVE-2008-2245   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Aug 12 2008
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 2000 SP4, XP SP2, 2003 SP2; and prior service packs
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Microsoft Color Management Module. A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system.

The Microsoft Color Management System (MSCMS) module of the Microsoft Image Color Management (ICM) system does not properly allocate memory. A remote user can create a specially crafted image file that, when loaded by the target user, will trigger a heap overflow and execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

Jun Mao of VeriSign iDefense Labs reported 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 the following fixes:

Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 4:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=db455d17-435f-46d7-b2dd-5babb5a1eeb3

Windows XP Service Pack 2 and Windows XP Service Pack 3:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=d313f42c-f43f-48ea-82ef-3bc33077c7fa

Windows XP Professional x64 Edition and Windows XP Professional x64 Edition Service Pack 2:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=3150c6b8-f50b-4b84-a7ce-c8daf77c080c

Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 and Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=828d8fdc-8534-4621-85a5-08aec255496f

Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition and Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition Service Pack 2:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=0a13776f-d543-41df-b904-d51e368c81cc

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=9566493f-4260-4072-947a-527887d2cd63

A restart is required.

The Microsoft advisory is available at:

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms08-046.mspx

Vendor URL:  www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms08-046.mspx (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error

Message History:   None.


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