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Vulnerability protection

Microsoft DirectShow vulnerability could allow remote code execution


Report ID: MS201307005
Date Published: 11 July 2013

Criticality: Critical
Compromise Type: remote-code-execution
Compromise From: remote


Affected Product/Component:

Windows XP
Windows Server 2003
Windows Vista
Windows Server 2008
Windows 7
Windows Server 2008 R2
Windows 8
Windows Server 2012




Summary

A vulnerability in Microsoft DirectShow could allow an attacker to execute code and take control of an affected system upon successful exploitation.



Detailed Description

Microsoft has released a security update for Microsoft DirectShow to address a reported vulnerability. The vulnerability was caused by improper handling of specially crafted GIF images, and could be exploited into allowing the attacker to execute code and take control of the system.

This issue has been resolved through the latest update by correcting the way of how DirectShow opens GIF files. Users are recommended to install the update to their system as a protection measure against possible exploit attempts.



CVE Reference

CVE-2013-3174



Solution

Install the latest security patch for applicable system, available for download from (https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/bulletin/ms13-056)



Source

Install the latest security patch for applicable system, available for download from (https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/bulletin/ms13-056)



Security Advisories

For a list of known vulnerabilities affecting F-Secure products and the released fixes, please refer to the Security Advisories page.