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

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

See also :

Solution :

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