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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
Vulnerability in Microsoft Paint Could Allow Remote Code Execution
10 February 2010
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: Microsoft Paint
Operating System: Windows Server 2003
Impact/Access: Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands -- Remote with User Interaction
CVE Names: CVE-2010-0028
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Microsoft Security Bulletin MS10-005 - Moderate
Vulnerability in Microsoft Paint Could Allow Remote Code Execution (978706)
Published: February 09, 2010
This security update resolves a privately reported vulnerability in
Microsoft Paint. The vulnerability could allow remote code execution
if a user viewed a specially crafted JPEG image file using Microsoft
Paint. Users whose accounts are configured to have fewer user rights
on the system could be less impacted than users who operate with
administrative user rights.
This security update is rated Moderate for Microsoft Windows 2000,
Windows XP, and Windows Server 2003.
The security update addresses the vulnerability by modifying the way
that Microsoft Paint decodes JPEG image files.
Recommendation. The majority of customers have automatic updating
enabled and will not need to take any action because this security
update will be downloaded and installed automatically. Customers who
have not enabled automatic updating need to check for updates and
install this update manually.
For administrators and enterprise installations, or end users who
want to install this security update manually, Microsoft recommends
that customers consider applying the security update using update
management software, or by checking for updates using the Microsoft
Known Issues. None
Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 4
Windows XP Service Pack 2 and Windows XP Service Pack 3
Windows XP Professional x64 Edition Service Pack 2
Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2
Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition Service Pack 2
Windows Server 2003 with SP2 for Itanium-based Systems
MS Paint Integer Overflow Vulnerability - CVE-2010-0028
A remote code execution vulnerability exists in the way that Microsoft
Paint decodes JPEG images. The vulnerability could allow remote code
execution if a user opens a specially crafted JPEG image file in Microsoft
Paint. An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could
take complete control of an affected system. An attacker could then
install programs; view, change, or delete data; or create new accounts.
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