MS12-078: Vulnerability in Windows Kernel-Mode Drivers Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2783534)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 63225
New! Vulnerability Priority Rating (VPR)

Tenable calculates a dynamic VPR for every vulnerability. VPR combines vulnerability information with threat intelligence and machine learning algorithms to predict which vulnerabilities are most likely to be exploited in attacks. Read more about what VPR is and how it is different from CVSS.

VPR Score: 9


The remote Windows host is affected by remote code execution vulnerabilities.


The remote Windows host is affected by the following remote code execution vulnerabilities :

- An OpenType Font parsing vulnerability exists due to the way OpenType font files are handled. (CVE-2012-2556)

- A TrueType Font parsing vulnerability exists due to the way TrueType font files are handled.(CVE-2012-4786)


Microsoft has released a set of patches for Windows XP, 2003, Vista, 2008, 7, 2008 R2, 8, and 2012.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 63225

File Name: smb_nt_ms12-078.nasl

Version: 1.14

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 12/11/2012

Updated: 12/4/2019

Dependencies: smb_hotfixes.nasl, ms_bulletin_checks_possible.nasl

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical

VPR Score: 9

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2012-4786

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 8.7

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

Temporal Vector: E:H/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: 12/11/2012

Vulnerability Publication Date: 12/11/2012

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-2556, CVE-2012-4786

BID: 56841, 56842

MSFT: MS12-078

MSKB: 2753842, 2779030