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The remote Windows host is affected by a denial of service
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
See also :
Microsoft has released a set of patches for Windows Vista, 2008, 7,
and 2008 R2.
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.1
Public Exploit Available : true
Family: Windows : Microsoft Bulletins
Nessus Plugin ID: 58331 ()
Bugtraq ID: 52332
CVE ID: CVE-2012-0156
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