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ITsVISTA KB-Link: KB938464

MS08-052: Vulnerabilities in GDI+ Could Allow Remote Code Execution

UpdatesDescription: This security update resolves several privately reported vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows GDI+. These vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution if a user viewed a specially crafted image file using affected software or browsed a Web site that contains specially crafted content. Users whose accounts are configured to have fewer user rights on the system could be less impacted than users who operate with administrative user rights. The security update addresses the vulnerabilities by modifying the way that GDI+ handles viewing malformed images.

Update type: Critical

Release date: September 9, 2008

Applies to: All

Knowledge base: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/938464

Download link: 32-bit | 64-bit

Comments: Here are the specifics on the vulnerabilities covered by this update:

There is a download that resolves this issue.

For more information on this issue, including potential causes, workarounds, and resolutions, see: Microsoft KB Article KB938464.

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