Zero-day vulnerability in Windows

Buffer overflow

This vulnerability was disclosed on December 27, 2005. We have decided however to include it into 2006 year due to very close timing.

Vulnerability details

Advisory: SB2005122701 - Remote code execution in Microsoft Windows GDI

Vulnerable component: Windows

CVE-ID: CVE-2005-4560

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-119 - Memory corruption


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

The vulnerability exists due to boundary error in Microsoft Graphical Device Interface library (GDI32.DLL) when handling .wmf files. A remote attacker can create a specially crafted .wmf image file with a crafted SETABORTPROC GDI Escape function call, related to the Windows Picture and Fax Viewer (SHIMGVW.DLL), trick the victim into opening it and execute arbitrary code with privileges of the current user.

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

Note: this vulnerability is being actively exploited.

Public Exploits: