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[EEYEB20050510] - Microsoft DirectShow Remote Code Vulnerability
From: <Advisories () eeye com>
Date: Wed, 12 Oct 2005 14:51:42 -0700
[The first batch on Tuesday didn't seem to be posted so resending]
Microsoft DirectShow Remote Code Vulnerability
October 11, 2005
May 10, 2005
High (Code Execution)
Windows 98, 98SE, ME
Windows 2000 SP4 - Microsoft DirectX 8.0 - 9.0c
Windows XP SP1 - SP2 - DirectX 9.0 - 9.0c
Windows Server 2003 - DirectX 9.0 - 9.0c
eEye ID# EEYEB20050510
OSVDB ID# 18822
CVE #: CAN-2005-2128
eEye Digital Security has discovered a vulnerability in the Windows
Media Player 9 AVI movie DirectX component that allows memory at an
arbitrary address to be modified when a specially crafted AVI file is
played. Exploitation of this vulnerability can allow the execution of
attacker-supplied code on a victim's system with the privileges of the
user who attempted to open the movie file. This vulnerability has been
identified in a component of DirectX.
Windows Media Player 9 uses QUARTZ.DLL to decode and play AVI movie
files. Due to a lack of validation, QUARTZ can be made to store a null
byte to an arbitrary memory location by creating a malformed "strn"
element with a specifically chosen length field. The following
vulnerable code in CAviMSROutPin::ParseHeader attempts to place a null
terminator after the ASCIIZ string contained in the "strn" data:
6858A436 cmp edi, 6E727473h ; EDI = [EAX], element's "strn"
6858A43C jz 6858A45C
6858A45C cmp ecx, ebx ; EBX = 0
6858A45E jbe 6858A44C
6858A460 lea ecx, [eax+8] ; ECX -> start of element data
6858A469 mov edi, [eax+4] ; EDI = element length
6858A46C cmp byte ptr [ecx+edi-1], 0
6858A471 lea ecx, [ecx+edi-1]
6858A475 jz 6858A44C
6858A477 and byte ptr [ecx], 0
This vulnerability can be used to produce exploitation conditions
resembling those of a heap overflow, by modifying the encompassing heap
block's own header. A length value of -(offset of "strn" element - 18h
+ 7) will cause the second byte of the block size field (at offset -7
within the heap header) to be zeroed, resulting in the heap management
code operating on arbitrary data from offsets below 800h within the
mutilated heap block.
Because the destination for the stored null terminator is relative to
the address of the "strn" element -- and therefore relative to the start
of the heap block -- reliable exploitation is possible, and has been
demonstrated on each of the affected versions of Windows.
Retina, Network Security Scanner, has been updated to be able to
identify this vulnerability.
For more information on Retina visit: http://www.eEye.com/Retina
Blink, Endpoint Vulnerability Prevention, already provides protection
from attacks based on this vulnerability.
For more information on Blink visit: http://www.eEye.com/Blink
Microsoft has released a patch for this vulnerability. The patch is
Thanks Derek and eEye guys help me analyze and wrote the advisory,
greetz xfocus and venus-tech lab's guys.
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