MS10-037: Vulnerability in the OpenType Compact Font Format (CFF) Driver Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (980218)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 46844


The remote Windows host contains a font driver that is affected by a privilege escalation vulnerability.


The remote Windows host contains a version of the OpenType Compact Font Format (CFF) Font Driver that fails to properly validate certain data passed from user mode to kernel mode.

By viewing content rendered in a specially crafted CFF font, a local attacker may be able to exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code in kernel mode and take complete control of the affected system.


Microsoft has released a set of patches for Windows 2000, XP, 2003, Vista, 2008, 7, and 2008 R2.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 46844

File Name: smb_nt_ms10-037.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.19 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 2010/06/09

Modified: 2017/07/26

Dependencies: 57033, 13855

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.9

Temporal Score: 5.1

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/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

Required KB Items: SMB/MS_Bulletin_Checks/Possible

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2010/06/08

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2010/06/08

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-0819

BID: 40572

OSVDB: 65217

MSFT: MS10-037

MSKB: 980218