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Category:   OS (Microsoft)  >   Microsoft GDI+ Vendors:   Microsoft
Microsoft GDI+ Bugs Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1027038
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2012-0165, CVE-2012-0167   (Links to External Site)
Date:  May 8 2012
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): Vista SP2, 2008 SP2; and prior service packs
Description:   Two vulnerabilities were reported in Microsoft GDI+. A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system.

A remote user can create a specially crafted EMF file that, when loaded by the target user (via a Microsoft Office file, for example), will trigger a memory corruptiion error [CVE-2012-0165] or heap overflow [CVE-2012-0167] and execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

Microsoft Office is affected.

An anonymous researcher reported these vulnerabilities via iDefense.

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 a fix.

A patch matrix is available in the vendor's advisory.

A restart is required.

The Microsoft advisory is available at:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error, Boundary error

Message History:   None.

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