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

high Nessus Plugin ID 59457
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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

Dependencies: smb_hotfixes.nasl, ms_bulletin_checks_possible.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Critical

Score: 9.8


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 8.1

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

Temporal Vector: E:H/RL:OF/RC: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

EDB-ID: 19777

MSFT: MS12-039

MSKB: 2693282, 2693283, 2696031, 2702444, 2708980