MS12-008: Vulnerabilities in Windows Kernel-Mode Drivers Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2660465)
High Nessus Plugin ID 57942
SynopsisThe remote Windows kernel is affected by multiple remote code execution vulnerabilities.
DescriptionThe remote host is running a version of the Windows kernel that is affected by multiple remote code execution vulnerabilities :
- Due to improper validation in input passed from user mode through the kernel component of GDI, an attacker can cause a denial of service condition or may be able to execute arbitrary code in kernel mode.
- A flaw in the way the Windows kernel-mode drivers manages specific keyboard layouts could allow an attacker to run arbitrary code in kernel mode.
SolutionMicrosoft has released a set of patches for Windows XP, 2003, Vista, 2008, 7, and 2008 R2.