Zero-day vulnerability in Windows

Integer Overflow or Wraparound

According to Symantec first exploitation of this vulnerability was detected on 2008-10-14.

Known malware:


Vulnerability details

Advisory: SB2008120901 - Two remote code execution vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows

Vulnerable component: Windows

CVE-ID: CVE-2008-2249

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

CWE-ID: CWE-190 - Integer overflow


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

The weakness exists due to integer overflow when processing malformed WMF image file. By persuading the victim to open a specially crafted WMF image file containing a malformed header, a remote attacker can cause memory corruption and execute arbitrary code with privileges of the current user.

Successful exploitation of the vulnerability results in arbitrary code execution on the vulnerable system.

Note: according to reports this vulnerability was being actively exploited before Microsoft issued security patch.