MS11-084: Vulnerability in Windows Kernel-Mode Drivers Could Allow Denial of Service (2617657)

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VPR Score: 6.1


The remote Windows host contains a component that is susceptible to a denial of service attack.


The remote Windows host contains a flaw in the Windows kernel such that fails to properly validate array indexes when loading TrueType font files, therefore making it vulnerable to a denial of service attack. An attacker can exploit this issue by placing a specially crafted TrueType font file on a network share or WebDAV location the victim is likely to visit.


Microsoft has released a set of patches for Windows 7 and 2008 R2.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 56737

File Name: smb_nt_ms11-084.nasl

Version: 1.18

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 11/8/2011

Updated: 11/15/2018

Dependencies: smb_hotfixes.nasl, ms_bulletin_checks_possible.nasl

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

VPR Score: 6.1

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.1

Temporal Score: 5.3

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:microsoft:windows

Required KB Items: SMB/MS_Bulletin_Checks/Possible

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 11/8/2011

Vulnerability Publication Date: 11/8/2011

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-2004

BID: 50510

CERT: 675073

MSFT: MS11-084

MSKB: 2617657