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ZDI-08-040: Microsoft DirectX SAMI File Format Name Parsing Stack Overflow Vulnerability

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Date: Tue Jun 10 2008 - 20:25:32 GMT
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ZDI-08-040: Microsoft DirectX SAMI File Format Name Parsing Stack Overflow Vulnerability
http://www.zerodayinitiative.com/advisories/ZDI-08-040

  • CVE ID: CVE-2008-1444
  • Affected Vendors: Microsoft
  • Affected Products: Microsoft Windows 2000 SP4
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  • Vulnerability Details: This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on vulnerable installations of Microsoft Windows. User interaction is required to exploit this vulnerability in that the target must visit a malicious page or open a malicious file.

The specific flaw exists in the parsing of SAMI files. When handling the properties of a "Class Name" variable a lack of bounds checking can result in a stack overflow. Successful exploitation can lead to remote code execution under the credentials of the logged in user.

  • Vendor Response: Microsoft has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at:

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/Bulletin/MS08-033.mspx

  • Disclosure Timeline: 2008-01-21 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
  • Credit: This vulnerability was discovered by:
    • Anonymous
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