MS10-037: Vulnerability in the OpenType Compact Font Format (CFF) Driver Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (980218)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 46844
SynopsisThe remote Windows host contains a font driver that is affected by a privilege escalation vulnerability.
DescriptionThe 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.
SolutionMicrosoft has released a set of patches for Windows 2000, XP, 2003, Vista, 2008, 7, and 2008 R2.