Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 AtlTraceTool8.exe access control

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A vulnerability was found in Microsoft Visual C++ 2005. It has been rated as very critical. Affected by this issue is an unknown code block in the library dwmapi.dll of the file AtlTraceTool8.exe. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a privilege escalation vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-264. Impacted is confidentiality, integrity, and availability. CVE summarizes:

Untrusted search path vulnerability in the Microsoft Foundation Class (MFC) Library in Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2003 SP1; Visual Studio 2005 SP1, 2008 SP1, and 2010; and Visual C++ 2005 SP1, 2008 SP1, and 2010 allows local users to gain privileges via a Trojan horse dwmapi.dll file in the current working directory during execution of an MFC application such as AtlTraceTool8.exe (aka ATL MFC Trace Tool), as demonstrated by a directory that contains a TRC, cur, rs, rct, or res file, aka "MFC Insecure Library Loading Vulnerability."

The weakness was shared 08/31/2010 (Website). The advisory is shared for download at This vulnerability is handled as CVE-2010-3190 since 08/31/2010. The attack may be launched remotely. No form of authentication is required for exploitation. There are known technical details, but no exploit is available. The current price for an exploit might be approx. USD $5k-$25k (estimation calculated on 12/23/2017). The MITRE ATT&CK project declares the attack technique as T1068.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 53382 (MS11-025: Vulnerability in Microsoft Foundation Class (MFC) Library Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2500212)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Windows : Microsoft Bulletins. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 53017 (Microsoft Windows Exchange Server Update For October 2018).

There is no information about possible countermeasures known. It may be suggested to replace the affected object with an alternative product. Furthermore it is possible to detect and prevent this kind of attack with TippingPoint and the filter 10875.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at SecurityFocus (BID 42811), X-Force (65570), Secunia (SA41212), Vulnerability Center (SBV-52656) and Tenable (53382). The entries 56176, 56475, 56474 and 56473 are related to this item.




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Class: Privilege escalation
CWE: CWE-264
ATT&CK: T1068

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Nessus ID: 53382
Nessus Name: MS11-025: Vulnerability in Microsoft Foundation Class (MFC) Library Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2500212)
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OpenVAS ID: 900285
OpenVAS Name: Microsoft Foundation Class (MFC) Library Remote Code Execution Vulnerability (2500212)
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CVE: CVE-2010-3190 (🔍)

SecurityFocus: 42811 - Microsoft ATL/MFC Trace Tool 'dwmapi.dll' DLL Loading Arbitrary Code Execution Vulnerability
Secunia: 41212 - MS Visual Studio MFC Library Insecure Library Loading Vulnerability, Highly Critical
X-Force: 65570
Vulnerability Center: 52656 - [MS11-025] Microsoft Visual Studio Remote Arbitrary Code Execution Vulnerability, Medium

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Created: 03/19/2015 02:37 PM
Updated: 12/23/2017 01:16 PM
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