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Category:   Application (Multimedia)  >   Windows Movie Maker Vendors:   Microsoft
Windows Movie Maker May Load DLLs Unsafely and Remotely Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1024875
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1024875
CVE Reference:   CVE-2010-3967   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Dec 14 2010
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 2.6
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Windows Movie Maker. A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system.

A remote user can create a specially crafted DLL file on a remote share (e.g., WebDAV, SMB share). When the target application is loaded by the target user and the target user opens a Windows Movie Maker (.mswmm) file on that remote share, the application may load the remote user's DLL instead of the intended DLL and execute arbitrary code. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

This type of exploit is also known as "binary planting" or "DLL preloading".

Impact:   A remote user can may be able to cause a target application to execute arbitrary code on the target user's system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued the following fixes:

Windows Vista Service Pack 1 and Windows Vista Service Pack 2, Movie Maker 2.6:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=55141A02-3AD3-4691-98B9-80DD8ECB14C5

Windows Vista x64 Edition Service Pack 1 and Windows Vista x64 Edition Service Pack 2, Movie Maker 2.6:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=5B078136-A492-4A2E-939D-82799F774D82

A restart is not required.

The Microsoft advisory is available at:

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms10-093.mspx

Vendor URL:  www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms10-093.mspx (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  Windows (Vista)

Message History:   None.


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