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

medium Nessus Plugin ID 58331
New! Plugin Severity Now Using CVSS v3

The calculated severity for Plugins has been updated to use CVSS v3 by default. Plugins that do not have a CVSS v3 score will fall back to CVSS v2 for calculating severity. Severity display preferences can be toggled in the settings dropdown.

Synopsis

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

Description

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.

Solution

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

See Also

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/security-updates/SecurityBulletins/2012/ms12-019

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 58331

File Name: smb_nt_ms12-019.nasl

Version: 1.14

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 3/13/2012

Updated: 11/15/2018

Dependencies: smb_hotfixes.nasl, ms_bulletin_checks_possible.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

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: 3/13/2012

Vulnerability Publication Date: 3/13/2012

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-0156

BID: 52332

MSFT: MS12-019

MSKB: 2665364