Threat Encyclopedia

MS.Windows.GRE.WMF.Handling.Remote.Memory.Read.Exception

description-logoDescription

This indicates an attempt to exploit a Denial of Service vulnerability in Microsoft Windows Graphics Rendering Engine.
The vulnerability can be exploited to corrupt memory via a "WMF" file containing an "ExtCreateRegion" or "ExtEscape" function call with arguments that have inconsistent lengths. It may allow remote attackers to cause an application crash, leading to a Denial of Service condition.

affected-products-logoAffected Products

Microsoft Windows XP SP2
Microsoft Windows XP SP1
Microsoft Windows Server 2003 SP1
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Microsoft Windows ME
Microsoft Windows 98se
Microsoft Windows 98
Microsoft Windows 2000SP4

Impact

Denial of service.

recomended-action-logoRecommended Actions

Unregister the Windows Picture and Fax Viewer (Shimgvw.dll). See MS06-001 for details:
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/bulletin/ms06-001

CVE References

CVE-2006-0143