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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2007-0038

Original release date: 03/30/2007
Last revised: 11/05/2012


Stack-based buffer overflow in the animated cursor code in Microsoft Windows 2000 SP4 through Vista allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (persistent reboot) via a large length value in the second (or later) anih block of a RIFF .ANI, cur, or .ico file, which results in memory corruption when processing cursors, animated cursors, and icons, a variant of CVE-2005-0416, as originally demonstrated using Internet Explorer 6 and 7. NOTE: this might be a duplicate of CVE-2007-1765; if so, then CVE-2007-0038 should be preferred.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 9.3 (HIGH) (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 10.0
Exploitability Subscore: 8.6
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable; Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism
Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service

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External Source: OSVDB
Name: 33629
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2007-1215
Type: Advisory
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20070402 More information on ZERT patch for ANI 0day
External Source: HP
Name: SSRT071354
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20070402 MS announces out-of-band patch for ANI 0day
US-CERT Vulnerability Note: CERT
Name: TA07-093A
US-CERT Vulnerability Note: CERT
Name: TA07-089A
External Source: MILW0RM
Name: 3634
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 24659
Type: Advisory
US-CERT Vulnerability Note: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:1854
Type: Tool Signature
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20070330 0-day ANI vulnerability in Microsoft Windows (CVE-2007-0038)
External Source: XF
Name: windows-ani-code-execution(33301)
External Source: XF
Name: win-ani-code-execution(33301)
External Source: MISC
Name: http://www.determina.com/security_center/security_advisories/securityadvisory_0day_032907.asp
Type: Advisory
External Source: HP
Name: HPSBST02206
US-CERT Vulnerability Note: CERT-VN
Name: VU#191609
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20070330 Re: 0-day ANI vulnerability in Microsoft Windows (CVE-2007-0038)
US-CERT Vulnerability Note: CERT
Name: TA07-100A
External Source: FULLDISC
Name: 20070330 0-day ANI vulnerability in Microsoft Windows (CVE-2007-0038)
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20070331 RE: [Full-disclosure] 0-day ANI vulnerability in Microsoft Windows(CVE-2007-0038)
External Source: SREASON
Name: 2542
External Source: MS
Name: MS07-017
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20070331 Re: 0-day ANI vulnerability in Microsoft Windows (CVE-2007-0038)

References to Check Content

Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:1854
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5

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