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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2010-3970

Original release date: 12/22/2010
Last revised: 07/18/2011


Stack-based buffer overflow in the CreateSizedDIBSECTION function in shimgvw.dll in the Windows Shell graphics processor (aka graphics rendering engine) in Microsoft Windows XP SP2 and SP3, Server 2003 SP2, Vista SP1 and SP2, and Server 2008 Gold and SP2 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted .MIC or unspecified Office document containing a thumbnail bitmap with a negative biClrUsed value, as reported by Moti and Xu Hao, aka "Windows Shell Graphics Processing Overrun Vulnerability."


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 9.3 HIGH
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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US-CERT Vulnerability Note: CERT-VN
Name: VU#106516
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1024932
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11671
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2011-0018
Type: Advisory
External Source: MISC
Name: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/advisory/2490606.mspx
Type: Advisory
External Source: MISC
Name: http://www.powerofcommunity.net/speaker.html
External Source: MISC
Name: http://www.metasploit.com/redmine/projects/framework/repository/revisions/11466/entry/modules/exploits/windows/fileformat/ms11_xxx_createsizeddibsection.rb
External Source: MISC
Name: http://blogs.technet.com/b/srd/archive/2011/01/07/assessing-the-risk-of-public-issues-currently-being-tracked-by-the-msrc.aspx
External Source: MS
Name: MS11-006
External Source: BID
Name: 45662

References to Check Content

Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11671
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5

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