MS10-001: Vulnerability in the Embedded OpenType Font Engine Could Allow Remote Code Execution (972270)

High Nessus Plugin ID 43865


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


The remote Windows host contains a version of the Embedded OpenType
(EOT) Font Engine that is affected by an integer overflow
vulnerability in the 'LZCOMP' decompressor when decompressing a
specially crafted font.

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


Microsoft has released a set of patches for Windows 2000, XP, 2003,
Vista, 2008, and Windows 7.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 43865

File Name: smb_nt_ms10-001.nasl

Version: 1.25

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 2010/01/12

Modified: 2018/11/15

Dependencies: 13855, 57033

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 6.9

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:microsoft:windows

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2010/01/12

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2010/01/12

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-0018

BID: 37671

MSFT: MS10-001

MSKB: 972270

CWE: 189