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

high Nessus Plugin ID 43865
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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.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 43865

File Name: smb_nt_ms10-001.nasl

Version: 1.25

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 1/12/2010

Updated: 11/15/2018

Dependencies: ms_bulletin_checks_possible.nasl, smb_hotfixes.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: High

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:2.3:o:microsoft:windows:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

Required KB Items: SMB/MS_Bulletin_Checks/Possible

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 1/12/2010

Vulnerability Publication Date: 1/12/2010

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-0018

BID: 37671

CWE: 189

MSFT: MS10-001

MSKB: 972270