Zero-day vulnerability in Paint

Integer overflow

The first attack using exploit for this vulnerability was detected in October 14, 2008 by Symantec. The attackers targeted 102 hosts using 127 malware variants.

Known malware:


Vulnerability details

Advisory: SB2010020901 - Integer overflow in Microsoft Paint

Vulnerable component: Paint

CVE-ID: CVE-2010-0028

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.

he vulnerability exists due to integer overflow when processing JPEG files using Microsoft Paint. A remote attacker can create a specially crafted JPEG file, trick the victim into opening it using Microsoft Pain application, trigger integer overflow and execute arbitrary code on the target system with privileges of the current user.

Successful exploitation of this vulnerability may result in complete compromise of vulnerable system.

Note: this vulnerability is being actively exploited in the wild.

Public Exploits: