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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2006-4183

Original release date: 07/18/2007
Last revised: 10/18/2011


Heap-based buffer overflow in Microsoft DirectX SDK (February 2006) and probably earlier, including 9.0c End User Runtimes, allows context-dependent attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted Targa file with a run-length-encoding (RLE) compression that produces more data than expected when decoding.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 6.8 (MEDIUM) (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 6.4
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: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2007-2577
Type: Advisory
External Source: XF
Name: directx-targa-bo(35492)
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20070718 [Reversemode Advisory] Microsoft DirectX RLE Compressed Targa Image File Heap Overflow
External Source: MISC
Name: http://www.reversemode.com/index.php?option=com_remository&Itemid=2&func=fileinfo&id=52
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1018420
External Source: IDEFENSE
Name: 20070718 Microsoft DirectX RLE Compressed Targa Image File Heap Overflow Vulnerability
External Source: BID
Name: 24963

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+ Configuration 1
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* cpe:/a:microsoft:directx_sdk:february_2006

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