Microsoft Security Bulletin MS10-016 - Important
Vulnerability in Windows Movie Maker Could Allow Remote Code Execution (975561)
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This security update addresses a privately reported vulnerability in Windows Movie Maker and Microsoft Producer 2003. Windows Live Movie Maker, which is available for Windows Vista and Windows 7, is not affected by this vulnerability. The vulnerability could allow remote code execution if an attacker sent a specially crafted Movie Maker or Microsoft Producer project file and convinced the user to open the specially crafted file. 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.
This security update is rated Important for Windows Movie Maker 2.1, Windows Movie Maker 2.6, Windows Movie Maker 6.0, and Microsoft Producer 2003. For more information, see the subsection, Affected and Non-Affected Software, in this section.
The security update addresses the vulnerability by changing the way that Windows Movie Maker parses project files. For more information about the vulnerability, see the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) subsection for the specific vulnerability entry under the next section, Vulnerability Information.
Recommendation. The majority of customers have automatic updating enabled and will not need to take any action because this security update will be downloaded and installed automatically. Customers who have not enabled automatic updating need to check for updates and install this update manually. For information about specific configuration options in automatic updating, see Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 294871.
For administrators and enterprise installations, or end users who want to install this security update manually, Microsoft recommends that customers apply the update at the earliest opportunity using update management software, or by checking for updates using the Microsoft Update service.
See also the section, Detection and Deployment Tools and Guidance, later in this bulletin.
Known Issues. None
The following software have been tested to determine which versions or editions are affected. Other versions or editions are either past their support life cycle or are not affected. To determine the support life cycle for your software version or edition, visit Microsoft Support Lifecycle.
|Operating System||Component||Maximum Security Impact||Aggregate Severity Rating||Bulletins Replaced by this Update|
|Windows XP Service Pack 2 and Windows XP Service Pack 3||Movie Maker 2.1||Remote Code Execution||Important||None|
|Windows XP Professional x64 Edition Service Pack 2||Movie Maker 2.1||Remote Code Execution||Important||None|
|Windows Vista, Windows Vista Service Pack 1, and Windows Vista Service Pack 2||Movie Maker 6.0|
Movie Maker 2.6
|Remote Code Execution||Important||None|
|Windows Vista x64 Edition, Windows Vista x64 Edition Service Pack 1, and Windows Vista x64 Edition Service Pack 2||Movie Maker 6.0|
Movie Maker 2.6
|Remote Code Execution||Important||None|
These versions of Windows Movie Maker are delivered with the indicated operating systems.
Windows Movie Maker 2.6 is an optional download that can be installed on the indicated operating systems.
|Other Office Software||Maximum Security Impact||Aggregate Severity Rating||Bulletins Replaced by this Update|
|Microsoft Producer 2003||Remote Code Execution||Important||None|
This download upgrades your installation of Microsoft Producer 2003 to the new version, Microsoft Producer. Microsoft Producer is available in English only.
|Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 4|
|Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2|
|Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition Service Pack 2|
|Windows Server 2003 with SP2 for Itanium-based Systems|
|Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems and Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 2|
|Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems and Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 2|
|Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based Systems and Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based Systems Service Pack 2|
|Windows 7 for 32-bit Systems|
|Windows 7 for x64-based Systems|
|Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems|
|Windows Server 2008 R2 for Itanium-based Systems|
|Windows Live Movie Maker|
Microsoft thanks the following for working with us to help protect customers:
- Damián Frizza of Core Security Technologies for reporting the Movie Maker and Producer Buffer Overflow Vulnerability (CVE-2010-0265)
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- V1.0 (March 9, 2010): Bulletin published.
- V1.1 (March 17, 2010): Corrected the registry keys in the workaround, Remove the Microsoft Producer 2003 .MSProducer, .MSProducerZ, and .MSProducerBF file associations.
- V2.0 (May 3, 2010): Corrected installation switches for Movie Maker 2.6 on Windows Vista and Windows 7. Also, announced availability of Microsoft Producer. Microsoft recommends that users of Microsoft Producer 2003 upgrade to the new version, Microsoft Producer.
- V2.1 (June 16, 2010): Corrected installation switches and removal information for Movie Maker 2.6 on Windows Vista and Windows 7.
- V2.2 (June 23, 2010): Corrected installation switches for Movie Maker 6.0 on Windows Vista and removal information for Movie Maker 2.6 on Windows Vista and Windows 7.
- V2.3 (August 11, 2010): Removed Windows Movie Maker 2.6 as an affected component on Windows 7.