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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2009-1537

Original release date: 05/29/2009
Last revised: 08/21/2010
Source: US-CERT/NIST

Overview

Unspecified vulnerability in the QuickTime Movie Parser Filter in quartz.dll in DirectShow in Microsoft DirectX 7.0 through 9.0c on Windows 2000 SP4, Windows XP SP2 and SP3, and Windows Server 2003 SP2 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted QuickTime media file, as exploited in the wild in May 2009, aka "DirectX NULL Byte Overwrite Vulnerability."

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 9.3 (HIGH) (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 10.0
Exploitability Subscore: 8.6
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable; Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism
Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service
Per: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/advisory/971778.mspx "Microsoft is aware of limited, active attacks that use this exploit code. While our investigation is ongoing, our investigation so far has shown that Windows 2000 Service Pack 4, Windows XP, and Windows Server 2003 are vulnerable; all versions of Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 are not vulnerable."

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External Source: MS
Name: MS09-028
Type: Advisory; Patch Information
External Source: MISC
Name: http://isc.sans.org/diary.html?storyid=6481
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://blogs.technet.com/srd/archive/2009/05/28/new-vulnerability-in-quicktime-parsing.aspx
US-CERT Vulnerability Note: CERT
Name: TA09-195A
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/advisory/971778.mspx
Type: Advisory; Patch Information
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2009-1445
Type: Advisory
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2009-1886
Type: Advisory
External Source: BID
Name: 35139
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://blogs.technet.com/msrc/archive/2009/05/28/microsoft-security-advisory-971778-vulnerability-in-microsoft-directshow-released.aspx
Type: Advisory
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:6237
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 35268
Type: Advisory
External Source: OSVDB
Name: 54797
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1022299

References to Check Content

Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:6237
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5

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