Zero-day vulnerability in Windows

Buffer overflow

This vulnerability was discovered by Alexander Sotirov of Determina and was rediscovered in the wild by McAfee.

Vulnerability details

Advisory: SB2007033105 - Remote code execution in Microsoft Windows

Vulnerable component: Windows

CVE-ID: CVE-2007-0038

CVSSv3 score: CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:R/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:F/RL:O/RC:C

CWE-ID: CWE-119 - Memory corruption


The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the target system.

The vulnerability exists due to boundary error when handling cursor, animated cursor, and icon formats. A remote attacker can create a specially crafted malicious cursor or icon file, cause buffer overflow and execute arbitrary code on vulnerable system.

Successful exploitation of the vulnerability results in compromise of vulnerable system.

Note: this vulnerability is being actively exploited.

Public Exploits: