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Microsoft DirectShow Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

Microsoft DirectShow Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

Summary:

Fortinet’s FortiGuard Global Security Research Team investigates a vulnerability in Microsoft DirectX (DirectShow) through a specially crafted QuickTime media file.

Impact:

Remote Code Execution.

Affected Software:

  • DirectX 7.0 on Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 4
  • DirectX 8.1 on Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 4
  • DirectX 9.0 on Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 4
  • DirectX 9.0 on Windows XP Service Pack 2 and Windows XP Service Pack 3
  • DirectX 9.0 on Windows XP Professional x64 Edition Service Pack 2
  • DirectX 9.0 on Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2
  • DirectX 9.0 on Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition Service Pack 2
  • DirectX 9.0 on Windows Server 2003 with SP2 for Itanium-based Systems

Solutions:

  • The FortiGuard Global Security Research Team released a signature “MS.DirectShow.NULL.Byte.Overwrite”, which covers this specific vulnerability.

The FortiGuard Global Security Research Team continues to monitor attacks against this vulnerability.

Fortinet customers who subscribe to Fortinetˇ¦s intrusion prevention (IPS) service should be protected against this remote code execution vulnerability. Fortinetˇ¦s IPS service is one component of FortiGuard Subscription Services, which also offer comprehensive solutions such as antivirus, Web content filtering and antispam capabilities. These services enable protection against threats on both application and network layers. FortiGuard Services are continuously updated by the FortiGuard Global Security Research Team, which enables Fortinet to deliver a combination of multi-layered security intelligence and true zero-day protection from new and emerging threats. These updates are delivered to all FortiGate, FortiMail and FortiClient products. Fortinet strictly follows responsible disclosure guidelines to ensure optimum protection during a threat’s lifecycle.

References:

URL: http://www.fortiguardcenter.com/advisory/FGA-2009-20.html

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