MS12-039: Vulnerabilities in Lync Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2707956)

high Nessus Plugin ID 59457


Arbitrary code can be executed on the remote host through Microsoft Lync.


The remote Windows host is potentially affected by the following vulnerabilities :

- Multiple code execution vulnerabilities exist in the handling of specially crafted TrueType font files.
(CVE-2011-3402, CVE-2012-0159)

- An insecure library loading vulnerability exists in the way that Microsoft Lync handles the loading of DLL files. (CVE-2012-1849)

- An HTML sanitization vulnerability exists in the way that HTML is filtered. (CVE-2012-1858)


Microsoft has released a set of patches for Lync 2010, Lync 2010 Attendee, Lync 2010 Attendant, and Communicator 2007 R2.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 59457

File Name: smb_nt_ms12-039.nasl

Version: 1.31

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 6/13/2012

Updated: 11/15/2018

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Critical

Score: 9.7


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 8.1

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:microsoft:office_communicator, cpe:/a:microsoft:lync

Required KB Items: SMB/MS_Bulletin_Checks/Possible

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 6/12/2012

Vulnerability Publication Date: 6/10/2011

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-3402, CVE-2012-0159, CVE-2012-1849, CVE-2012-1858

BID: 50462, 53335, 53831, 53842

MSFT: MS12-039

MSKB: 2693282, 2693283, 2696031, 2702444, 2708980