MS12-019: Vulnerability in DirectWrite Could Allow Denial of Service (2665364)

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Synopsis :

The remote Windows host is affected by a denial of service
vulnerability.

Description :

A denial of service vulnerability exists in the implementation of
DirectWrite installed on the remote Windows host.

In an Instant Messenger-based attack scenario, an attacker sending a
specially crafted sequence of Unicode characters directly to an
Instant Messenger client could cause the application to become
unresponsive.

See also :

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/bulletin/ms12-019

Solution :

Microsoft has released a set of patches for Windows Vista,
2008, 7, and 2008 R2.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.1
(CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Windows : Microsoft Bulletins

Nessus Plugin ID: 58331 ()

Bugtraq ID: 52332

CVE ID: CVE-2012-0156