MS12-019: Vulnerability in DirectWrite Could Allow Denial of Service (2665364)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 58331


The remote Windows host is affected by a denial of service vulnerability.


A denial of service vulnerability exists in the implementation of DirectWrite installed on the remote Windows host.

In an Instant Messenger-based attack scenario, an attacker sending a specially crafted sequence of Unicode characters directly to an Instant Messenger client could cause the application to become unresponsive.


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

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 58331

File Name: smb_nt_ms12-019.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 2012/03/13

Modified: 2017/07/26

Dependencies: 57033, 13855

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.1

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/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: 2012/03/13

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2012/03/13

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-0156

BID: 52332

OSVDB: 80003

MSFT: MS12-019

MSKB: 2665364