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Category:   Application (Multimedia)  >   Microsoft DirectX Vendors:   Microsoft
Microsoft DirectX Bug in Decompressing DirectShow MJPEG Content Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1022040
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1022040
CVE Reference:   CVE-2009-0084   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Apr 14 2009
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 8.1, 9.0
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 MJPEG file that, when loaded by the target user, will trigger a flaw in the Microsoft DirectShow component in the decompression of MJPEG files and execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

Piotr Bania of Kryptos Logic 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 8.1:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=0ec5b7c7-13d3-467a-b24e-3cc6fb47adf6

Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 4, DirectX 9.0:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=8b98ed5c-a3ab-45a7-a61e-349eae304bc6

Windows XP Service Pack 2 and Windows XP Service Pack 3, DirectX 9.0:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=feb5d821-f210-40e8-b1aa-2ca3170df8df

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

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=f1be8b7c-4874-4342-99b3-76ff725fbb9a

Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 and Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2, DirectX 9.0:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=c1b4cd76-1dd6-43fa-bb9a-20c428985bfd

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

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=f0e1e1db-94a5-451c-ab11-6b431fa065f1

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

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=8f36c215-fa8a-40c2-b680-6b1fece03b8d

A restart may be required.

The Microsoft advisory is available at:

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms09-011.mspx

Vendor URL:  www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms09-011.mspx (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  Windows (2000), Windows (2003), Windows (XP)
Underlying OS Comments:  2000 SP4, 2003 SP2, XP SP3; and prior service packs

Message History:   None.


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