MS11-087: Vulnerability in Windows Kernel-Mode Drivers Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2639417)

High Nessus Plugin ID 57273


The remote Windows kernel is affected by a remote code execution vulnerability.


The remote host is running a version of the Windows kernel that is affected by a remote code execution vulnerability. 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 being exploited in the wild by the Duqu malware.


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

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 57273

File Name: smb_nt_ms11-087.nasl

Version: 1.23

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 2011/12/13

Updated: 2018/11/15

Dependencies: 57033, 13855

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 8.1

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:H/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:microsoft:windows

Required KB Items: SMB/MS_Bulletin_Checks/Possible

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2011/12/13

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2011/11/01

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-3402

BID: 50462

CERT: 316553

MSFT: MS11-087

MSKB: 2639417