Microsoft Windows GDI+ numeric error

CVSS Meta Temp Score
CVSS is a standardized scoring system to determine possibilities of attacks. The Temp Score considers temporal factors like disclosure, exploit and countermeasures. The unique Meta Score calculates the average score of different sources to provide a normalized scoring system.
Current Exploit Price (≈)
Our analysts are monitoring exploit markets and are in contact with vulnerability brokers. The range indicates the observed or calculated exploit price to be seen on exploit markets. A good indicator to understand the monetary effort required for and the popularity of an attack.
CTI Interest Score
Our Cyber Threat Intelligence team is monitoring different web sites, mailing lists, exploit markets and social media networks. The CTI Interest Score identifies the interest of attackers and the security community for this specific vulnerability in real-time. A high score indicates an elevated risk to be targeted for this vulnerability.

A vulnerability was found in Microsoft Windows (Operating System) (affected version not known). It has been classified as critical. This affects some unknown functionality of the component GDI+. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a numeric error vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-189. This is going to have an impact on confidentiality, integrity, and availability. The summary by CVE is:

Integer overflow in gdiplus.dll in GDI+ in Microsoft Windows XP SP2 and SP3, Windows Server 2003 SP2, Windows Vista SP1 and SP2, Windows Server 2008 Gold and SP2, and Office XP SP3 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted EMF image, aka "GDI+ Integer Overflow Vulnerability."

The weakness was published 04/12/2011 by Nicolas Joly with VUPEN as MS11-029 as confirmed bulletin (Technet). It is possible to read the advisory at This vulnerability is uniquely identified as CVE-2011-0041 since 12/10/2010. It is possible to initiate the attack remotely. No form of authentication is needed for exploitation. Technical details are unknown but a public exploit is available.

A public exploit has been developed by Abysssec and been published 4 months after the advisory. The exploit is shared for download 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 53386 (MS11-029: Vulnerability in GDI+ Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2489979)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Windows : Microsoft Bulletins and running in the context l.

Upgrading eliminates this vulnerability. Applying the patch MS11-029 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 11052.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at X-Force (66428), Exploit-DB (17544), Tenable (53386), SecurityFocus (BID 47250†) and Secunia (SA44155†).






CPE 2.3info

CPE 2.2info


VulDB CVSS-B Score: 🔍
VulDB CVSS-BT Score: 🔍
VulDB Vector: 🔍
VulDB Reliability: 🔍


VulDB Meta Base Score: 7.3
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 6.6

VulDB Base Score: 7.3
VulDB Temp Score: 6.6
VulDB Vector: 🔍
VulDB Reliability: 🔍



VulDB Base Score: 🔍
VulDB Temp Score: 🔍
VulDB Reliability: 🔍

NVD Base Score: 🔍


Class: Numeric error
CWE: CWE-189

Local: No
Remote: Yes

Availability: 🔍
Access: Public
Status: Proof-of-Concept
Author: Abysssec
Download: 🔍

EPSS Score: 🔍
EPSS Percentile: 🔍

Price Prediction: 🔍
Current Price Estimation: 🔍


Nessus ID: 53386
Nessus Name: MS11-029: Vulnerability in GDI+ Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2489979)
Nessus File: 🔍
Nessus Risk: 🔍
Nessus Family: 🔍
Nessus Context: 🔍

OpenVAS ID: 902365
OpenVAS Name: get_kb_item(SMB/login
OpenVAS File: 🔍
OpenVAS Family: 🔍

Exploit-DB: 🔍

Threat Intelligenceinfo

Interest: 🔍
Active Actors: 🔍
Active APT Groups: 🔍


Recommended: Upgrade
Status: 🔍

Reaction Time: 🔍
0-Day Time: 🔍
Exposure Time: 🔍
Exploit Delay Time: 🔍

Patch: MS11-029
TippingPoint: 🔍

McAfee IPS: 🔍
McAfee IPS Version: 🔍

ISS Proventia IPS: 🔍
PaloAlto IPS: 🔍
Fortigate IPS: 🔍


12/10/2010 🔍
04/12/2011 +123 days 🔍
04/12/2011 +0 days 🔍
04/12/2011 +0 days 🔍
04/13/2011 +1 days 🔍
04/13/2011 +0 days 🔍
04/13/2011 +0 days 🔍
04/18/2011 +5 days 🔍
07/18/2011 +91 days 🔍
07/18/2011 +0 days 🔍
03/19/2021 +3532 days 🔍



Advisory: MS11-029
Researcher: Nicolas Joly
Organization: VUPEN
Status: Confirmed

CVE: CVE-2011-0041 (🔍)

X-Force: 66428
SecurityFocus: 47250
Secunia: 44155 - Microsoft Windows/Office GDI+ Integer Overflow Vulnerability, Highly Critical
Vulnerability Center: 31076 - [MS11-029] Microsoft Windows and Office XP Remote Arbitrary Code Execution Vulnerability, Critical

scip Labs:


Created: 04/18/2011 02:00 AM
Updated: 03/19/2021 09:10 AM
Changes: 04/18/2011 02:00 AM (85), 03/21/2017 11:01 AM (13), 03/19/2021 09:10 AM (3)
Complete: 🔍
Cache ID: 3:6D5:40


No comments yet. Languages: en.

Please log in to comment.

Want to stay up to date on a daily basis?

Enable the mail alert feature now!