Microsoft Windows GDI+ code injection

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A vulnerability classified as critical was found in Microsoft Windows (Operating System) (unknown version). Affected by this vulnerability is an unknown code block of the component GDI+. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a code injection vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-94. The product constructs all or part of a code segment using externally-influenced input from an upstream component, but it does not neutralize or incorrectly neutralizes special elements that could modify the syntax or behavior of the intended code segment. As an impact it is known to affect confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

The weakness was released 10/13/2009 by iDefense Labs with Verschiedene (siehe Advisory) as MS09-062 as confirmed bulletin (Technet). It is possible to read the advisory at The public release was coordinated with Microsoft. This vulnerability is known as CVE-2009-2528 since 07/17/2009. The attack can be launched remotely. The exploitation doesn't need any form of authentication. Technical details are unknown but a public exploit is available. The attack technique deployed by this issue is T1059 according to MITRE ATT&CK.

It is possible to download the exploit at It is declared as proof-of-concept. We expect the 0-day to have been worth approximately $25k-$100k. The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 72908 (MS09-062: Vulnerabilities in GDI+ Could Allow Remote Code Execution (957488) (uncredentialed check)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Windows. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 90551 (Microsoft Windows GDI+ Remote Code Execution Vulnerability (MS09-062)).

Upgrading eliminates this vulnerability. Applying the patch MS09-062 is able to eliminate this problem. The bugfix is ready for download at The best possible mitigation is suggested to be upgrading to the latest version. A possible mitigation has been published immediately after the disclosure of the vulnerability. Furthermore it is possible to detect and prevent this kind of attack with TippingPoint and the filter 8663.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at X-Force (53531) and Tenable (72908). Entries connected to this vulnerability are available at 50451, 50443, 50437 and 50436.






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Class: Code injection
CWE: CWE-94 / CWE-74 / CWE-707
ATT&CK: T1059

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Remote: Yes

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Access: Public
Status: Proof-of-Concept
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Nessus ID: 72908
Nessus Name: MS09-062: Vulnerabilities in GDI+ Could Allow Remote Code Execution (957488) (uncredentialed check)
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OpenVAS ID: 900878
OpenVAS Name: Microsoft Products GDI Plus Code Execution Vulnerabilities (957488)
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Saint ID: exploit_info/ms_office_art_tables
Saint Name: Microsoft Office Art Property Table Memory Corruption

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Recommended: Upgrade
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Advisory: MS09-062
Researcher: iDefense Labs
Organization: Verschiedene (siehe Advisory)
Status: Confirmed
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CVE: CVE-2009-2528 (🔍)

X-Force: 53531
Vulnerability Center: 23755 - [MS09-062] Microsoft Office XP SP3 GDI+ Office Art Property Tables Memory Corruption Vulnerability, Medium
SecurityFocus: 36650 - Microsoft GDI+ Malformed Office Object Memory Corruption Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
Secunia: 37007 - Microsoft Products GDI+ Multiple Vulnerabilities, Highly Critical
OSVDB: 58869 - Microsoft Office Malformed Object Handling Memory Corruption Arbitrary Code Execution

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Created: 10/19/2009 12:56 PM
Updated: 03/17/2021 03:37 PM
Changes: 10/19/2009 12:56 PM (96), 02/15/2017 09:34 AM (9), 03/17/2021 03:37 PM (3)
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