Microsoft Windows XP gdiplus.dll denial of service

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A vulnerability, which was classified as problematic, has been found in Microsoft Windows XP (Operating System). Affected by this issue is an unknown code block in the library gdiplus.dll. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a denial of service vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-404. Impacted is availability. CVE summarizes:

The Graphical Device Interface Plus library (gdiplus.dll) in Microsoft Windows XP SP2 allows context-dependent attackers to cause a denial of service (application crash) via certain images that trigger a divide-by-zero error, as demonstrated by a (1) .ico file, (2) .png file that crashes MSN Messenger, and (3) .jpg file that crashes Internet Explorer. NOTE: another researcher has not been able to reproduce this issue.

The weakness was released 08/09/2006 as not defined posting (Bugtraq). The advisory is shared for download at This vulnerability is handled as CVE-2006-4066 since 08/09/2006. The exploitation is known to be difficult. The attack may be launched remotely. No form of authentication is required for exploitation. Technical details as well as a exploit are known. The current price for an exploit might be approx. USD $5k-$25k (estimation calculated on 09/17/2018). The MITRE ATT&CK project declares the attack technique as T1499.

It is declared as functional.

Upgrading eliminates this vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at X-Force (28183).





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VulDB Meta Base Score: 3.7
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 3.3

VulDB Base Score: 3.7
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Class: Denial of service
CWE: CWE-404
ATT&CK: T1499

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Status: Functional
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Status: Not defined

CVE: CVE-2006-4066 (🔍)
X-Force: 28183 - Microsoft Windows gdiplus.dll denial of service
SecurityFocus: 19301 - RETIRED: Microsoft Windows GDI Plus Library Remote Denial Of Service Vulnerability
Vupen: ADV-2006-3114

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Created: 03/12/2015 03:51 PM
Updated: 09/17/2018 08:15 AM
Changes: (6) vulnerability_cvss2_nvd_av vulnerability_cvss2_nvd_ac vulnerability_cvss2_nvd_au vulnerability_cvss2_nvd_ci vulnerability_cvss2_nvd_ii vulnerability_cvss2_nvd_ai
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