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Sid 1-49427


FILE-OTHER Microsoft Wordpad embedded BMP overflow attempt


This event is generated when Microsoft Wordpad embedded BMP overflow attempted.


Attempted User Privilege Gain


CVSS base score 9.3

CVSS impact score 10.0

CVSS exploitability score 8.6

Confidentiality Impact COMPLETE

Integrity Impact COMPLETE

Availability Impact COMPLETE

Detailed information

CVE-2013-3940: Integer overflow in the Graphics Device Interface (GDI) in Microsoft Windows XP SP2 and SP3, Windows Server 2003 SP2, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 SP2 and R2 SP1, Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 Gold and R2, and Windows RT Gold and 8.1 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (memory corruption) via a crafted image in a Windows Write (.wri) document, which is not properly handled in WordPad, aka "Graphics Device Interface Integer Overflow Vulnerability."

Affected systems

  • microsoft windows2003server *
  • microsoft windows_7 *
  • microsoft windows_8 -
  • microsoft windows_8.1 -
  • microsoft windows_rt -
  • microsoft windowsrt8.1 -
  • microsoft windowsserver2008 *
  • microsoft windowsserver2008 r2
  • microsoft windowsserver2012 -
  • microsoft windowsserver2012 r2
  • microsoft windows_vista *
  • microsoft windows_xp *
  • microsoft windows_xp -

Ease of attack


Access Vector NETWORK

Access Complexity MEDIUM

Authentication NONE

False positives

False negatives

Corrective action


  • Cisco Talos Intelligence Group

Additional References