Intrusion Prevention

MS.Windows.Graphics.Rendering.Engine.Stack.Overflow

Description

This indicates a possible attack against a stack-based buffer-overflow vulnerability in Microsoft Windows.
The vulnerability is due to an error when the vulnerable software handes thumbnails within .MIC files and various Office files. An attacker may exploit this to execute arbitrary code.

Affected Products

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
Windows Vista Service Pack 1 and Windows Vista Service Pack 2
Windows Vista x64 Edition Service Pack 1 and Windows Vista x64 Edition Service Pack 2
Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems and Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 2
Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems and Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 2
Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based Systems and Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based Systems Service Pack 2

Impact

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

Recommended Actions

Apply the patch, available from the vendor's web site:
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/Bulletin/MS11-006.mspx

CVE References

CVE-2010-3970