ZDI-06-007: Microsoft Windows Address Book (WAB) File Format Parsing
April 11, 2006
-- CVE ID:
-- Affected Vendor:
-- Affected Products:
Windows XP SP2
Windows 2000 SP4
-- TippingPoint(TM) IPS Customer Protection:
TippingPoint IPS customers have been protected against this
vulnerability since April 3, 2006 by Digital Vaccine protection
filter ID 3794, 4291,4293. For further product information on the
-- Vulnerability Details:
This vulnerability allows attackers to execute arbitrary code on
vulnerable installations of the Microsoft Windows operating system.
User interaction is required to exploit this vulnerability.
The specific flaw exists during the parsing of malformed Windows
Address Book (.WAB) files. Modification of the length value of certain
Unicode strings within this file format results in an exploitable heap
-- Vendor Response:
Microsoft has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More
details can be found at:
-- Disclosure Timeline:
2005.09.20 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
2006.04.03 - Digital Vaccine released to TippingPoint customers
2006.04.10 - Vulnerability information provided to ZDI security partners
2006.04.11 - Coordinated public release of advisory
This vulnerability was discovered by Stuart Pearson - Computer Terrorism
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