MS09-029: Vulnerabilities in the Embedded OpenType Font Engine Could Allow Remote Code Execution (961371)

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Synopsis :

It is possible to execute arbitrary code on the remote Windows host
using the Embedded OpenType Font Engine.

Description :

The remote Windows host contains a version of the Embedded OpenType
(EOT) Font Engine that is affected by multiple buffer overflow
vulnerabilities due to the way the EOT font technology parses name
tables in specially crafted embedded fonts.

If an attacker can trick a user on the affected system into viewing
content rendered in a specially crafted EOT font, these issues could
be leveraged to execute arbitrary code subject to the user's

See also :

Solution :

Microsoft has released a set of patches for Windows 2000, XP, 2003,
Vista and 2008.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
CVSS Temporal Score : 7.7
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Windows : Microsoft Bulletins

Nessus Plugin ID: 39792 ()

Bugtraq ID: 35186

CVE ID: CVE-2009-0231

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