Executive Summary

Title Vulnerability in Microsoft DirectShow Could Allow Remote Code Execution
Name KB971778 First vendor Publication 2009-05-28
Vendor Microsoft Last vendor Modification 2009-07-14
Severity (Vendor) N/A Revision 2.0

Security-Database Scoring CVSS v3

Cvss vector : N/A
Overall CVSS Score NA
Base Score NA Environmental Score NA
impact SubScore NA Temporal Score NA
Exploitabality Sub Score NA
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Security-Database Scoring CVSS v2

Cvss vector : (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Cvss Base Score 9.3 Attack Range Network
Cvss Impact Score 10 Attack Complexity Medium
Cvss Expoit Score 8.6 Authentication None Required
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Microsoft has completed the investigation into a public report of this vulnerability. We have issued MS09-028 to address this issue. For more information about this issue, including download links for an available security update, please review MS09-028. The vulnerability addressed is the DirectX NULL Byte Overwrite Vulnerability - CVE-2009-1537.

Original Source

Url : http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/advisory/971778.mspx

OVAL Definitions

Definition Id: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:6237
Oval ID: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:6237
Title: DirectX NULL Byte Overwrite Vulnerability
Description: Unspecified vulnerability in the QuickTime Movie Parser Filter in quartz.dll in DirectShow in Microsoft DirectX 7.0 through 9.0c on Windows 2000 SP4, Windows XP SP2 and SP3, and Windows Server 2003 SP2 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted QuickTime media file, as exploited in the wild in May 2009, aka "DirectX NULL Byte Overwrite Vulnerability."
Family: windows Class: vulnerability
Reference(s): CVE-2009-1537
Version: 4
Platform(s): Microsoft Windows 2000
Microsoft Windows XP
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Product(s): DirectX
Definition Synopsis:

CPE : Common Platform Enumeration

Application 9
Os 1
Os 3
Os 1
Os 3

SAINT Exploits

Description Link
Microsoft DirectX DirectShow QuickTime movie parsing vulnerability More info here

OpenVAS Exploits

Date Description
2009-07-15 Name : Microsoft DirectShow Remote Code Execution Vulnerability (961373)
File : nvt/secpod_ms09-028.nasl
2009-06-01 Name : Vulnerability in Microsoft DirectShow Could Allow Remote Code Execution
File : nvt/secpod_ms_directx_code_exec_vuln.nasl

Open Source Vulnerability Database (OSVDB)

Id Description
54797 Microsoft DirectX DirectShow quartz.dll QuickTime NULL Byte Overwrite Arbitra...

Snort® IPS/IDS

Date Description
2014-01-10 Microsoft Windows AVI DirectShow QuickTime parsing overflow attempt
RuleID : 23565 - Revision : 4 - Type : FILE-MULTIMEDIA
2014-01-10 Microsoft Windows AVI DirectShow QuickTime parsing overflow attempt
RuleID : 15517 - Revision : 18 - Type : FILE-MULTIMEDIA

Nessus® Vulnerability Scanner

Date Description
2009-07-14 Name : It is possible to execute arbitrary code on the remote Windows host using Dir...
File : smb_nt_ms09-028.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO

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2013-05-11 00:46:47
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