MS KB2639658: Vulnerability in TrueType Font Parsing Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (DEPRECATED)
High Nessus Plugin ID 56711
SynopsisThe remote Windows host has a code execution vulnerability in its font parsing engine.
DescriptionThe remote host has an unspecified code execution vulnerability in the Win32k TrueType font parsing engine. Specially crafted TrueType fonts are not properly handled, which could allow arbitrary code execution in kernel mode. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability by tricking a user into viewing a specially crafted TrueType font (e.g., via web or email).
This vulnerability is reportedly exploited by the Duqu malware and is being exploited in the wild.
Note that this plugin has been deprecated on December 13, 2011 with the publication by Microsoft of MS11-087.
SolutionApply the workaround referenced in Microsoft Security Advisory (2639658). This workaround may cause some fonts to display improperly. Refer to the advisory for more information.