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.
Vulnerable component: Paint
CVSSv3 score: CVSS:3.0/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 or Wraparound
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.