Intrusion Prevention

MS.DirectShow.DirectX.Pointer.Memory.Corruption

Description

This indicates an attempt to exploit a memory corruption vulnerability in Microsoft DirectShow.
The vulnerability is caused by an error when the vulnerable software handles a malicious quicktime file. A remote attacker may exploit this to execute arbitrary code.

Affected Products

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

Impact

System Compromise: Remote attackers can gain control of vulnerable systems.

Recommended Actions

Apply patch, available from the web site:
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/Bulletin/ms09-028.mspx

CVE References

CVE-2009-1538