ISS Protection Brief: Microsoft ICM Image Compromise

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Date: 07/12/05

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    nternet Security Systems Protection Brief
    July 12, 2005

    Microsoft ICM Image Compromise


    ISS X-Force is tracking a flaw in Microsoft's Image Color Management
    (ICM) library. ICM is used to obtain predictable colors from one device to
    another, and is used in conjunction with several image formats including
    JPEG images. By creating a maliciously crafted image, an attacker is able
    to trigger a stack overflow within the component rendering the image,
    enabling an attacker to compromise the target machine.
    Business Impact:

    Compromise of networks and machines may lead to exposure of confidential
    information, loss of productivity, and further network compromise. Successful
    exploitation of this vulnerability could be used to gain unauthorized access
    to networks and machines using Microsoft products. Minimal user-interaction
    is required for an attacker to leverage this vulnerability to compromise a
    network. Many modern Windows installations are vulnerable in their default

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