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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2009-2501

Original release date: 10/14/2009
Last revised: 08/21/2010


Heap-based buffer overflow in GDI+ in Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 SP1, Windows XP SP2 and SP3, Office XP SP3, Office 2003 SP3, 2007 Microsoft Office System SP1 and SP2, Office Project 2002 SP1, Visio 2002 SP2, Office Word Viewer, Word Viewer 2003 Gold and SP3, Office Excel Viewer 2003 Gold and SP3, Office Excel Viewer, Office PowerPoint Viewer 2007 Gold, SP1, and SP2, Office Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 2007 File Formats SP1 and SP2, Expression Web, Expression Web 2, Groove 2007 Gold and SP1, Works 8.5, SQL Server 2000 Reporting Services SP2, SQL Server 2005 SP2 and SP3, Report Viewer 2005 SP1, Report Viewer 2008 Gold and SP1, and Forefront Client Security 1.0 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted PNG image file, aka "GDI+ PNG Heap Overflow Vulnerability."


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: MS
Name: MS09-062
Type: Advisory; Patch Information
US-CERT Vulnerability Note: CERT
Name: TA09-286A
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:5800

References to Check Content

Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:5800
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5

Vulnerable software and versions

+ Configuration 1
+ OR
* cpe:/o:microsoft:windows_xp::sp2
* cpe:/o:microsoft:windows_xp::sp3
* cpe:/o:microsoft:windows_xp::sp2:professional_x64
* cpe:/o:microsoft:windows_2003_server::sp2
* cpe:/o:microsoft:windows_2003_server::sp2:x64
* cpe:/o:microsoft:windows_2003_server::sp2:itanium
* cpe:/o:microsoft:windows_vista
* cpe:/o:microsoft:windows_vista:::x64
* cpe:/o:microsoft:windows_vista::sp1:x64
* cpe:/o:microsoft:windows_server_2008:::x32
* cpe:/o:microsoft:windows_server_2008:::x64
* cpe:/o:microsoft:windows_server_2008:::itanium
* cpe:/o:microsoft:windows_vista::sp1
+ Configuration 2
+ OR
+ OR
* cpe:/a:microsoft:internet_explorer:6:sp1
* cpe:/a:microsoft:.net_framework:1.1:sp1
* cpe:/a:microsoft:.net_framework:2.0:sp1
* cpe:/a:microsoft:.net_framework:2.0:sp2
+ Configuration 3
+ OR
* cpe:/a:microsoft:office:xp
* cpe:/a:microsoft:office:2003:sp3
* cpe:/a:microsoft:office:2007:sp1
* cpe:/a:microsoft:office:2007:sp2
* cpe:/a:microsoft:project:2002:sp1
* cpe:/a:microsoft:visio:2002:sp2
* cpe:/a:microsoft:office_word_viewer
* cpe:/a:microsoft:word_viewer:2003
* cpe:/a:microsoft:word_viewer:2003:sp3
* cpe:/a:microsoft:excel_viewer:2003
* cpe:/a:microsoft:excel_viewer:2003:sp3
* cpe:/a:microsoft:office_excel_viewer
* cpe:/a:microsoft:office_powerpoint_viewer
* cpe:/a:microsoft:office_powerpoint_viewer:2007:sp1
* cpe:/a:microsoft:office_powerpoint_viewer:2007:sp2
* cpe:/a:microsoft:office_compatibility_pack:2007:sp1
* cpe:/a:microsoft:office_compatibility_pack:2007:sp2
* cpe:/a:microsoft:expression_web
* cpe:/a:microsoft:expression_web:2
* cpe:/a:microsoft:works:8.5
* cpe:/a:microsoft:office_groove:2007:sp1
* cpe:/a:microsoft:office_groove:2007
+ Configuration 4
+ OR
* cpe:/a:microsoft:visual_studio_.net:2003:sp1
* cpe:/a:microsoft:visual_studio_.net:2005:sp1
* cpe:/a:microsoft:visual_studio:2008
* cpe:/a:microsoft:visual_studio:2008:sp1
* cpe:/a:microsoft:report_viewer:2005:sp1:redistributable_package
* cpe:/a:microsoft:report_viewer:2008::redistributable_package
* cpe:/a:microsoft:report_viewer:2008:sp1:redistributable_package
* cpe:/a:microsoft:platform_sdk:::redistrutable_gdi%2b
+ Configuration 5
+ OR
* cpe:/a:microsoft:sql_server:2005:sp2
* cpe:/a:microsoft:sql_server:2005:sp2:x64
* cpe:/a:microsoft:sql_server:2005:sp3:x64
* cpe:/a:microsoft:sql_server:2005:sp2:itanium
* cpe:/a:microsoft:sql_server:2005:sp3:itanium
* cpe:/a:microsoft:report_viewer:2005:sp1:redistributable_package
* cpe:/a:microsoft:report_viewer:2008:sp1:redistributable_package
* cpe:/a:microsoft:report_viewer:2008::redistributable_package
* cpe:/a:microsoft:sql_server:2005:sp3
* cpe:/a:microsoft:sql_server_reporting_services:2000:sp2
+ Configuration 6
+ OR
* cpe:/a:microsoft:visual_foxpro:8.0:sp1
* cpe:/a:microsoft:visual_foxpro:9.0:sp2
* cpe:/a:microsoft:forefront_client_security:1.0
+ OR

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