MS12-019: Vulnerability in DirectWrite Could Allow Denial of Service (2665364)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 58331
SynopsisThe remote Windows host is affected by a denial of service vulnerability.
DescriptionA 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.
SolutionMicrosoft has released a set of patches for Windows Vista, 2008, 7, and 2008 R2.