MS13-096: Vulnerability in Microsoft Graphics Component Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2908005)

High Nessus Plugin ID 71311


The remote Windows host has a remote code execution vulnerability.


The version of Microsoft's Graphics Component installed on the remote host is affected by a heap overflow vulnerability. Specially crafted TrueType font files are not processed properly. A remote, unauthenticated attacker could exploit this vulnerability by getting a user to view content that contains malicious TrueType font files, resulting in arbitrary code execution.

Note that this issue is currently being exploited by malware in the wild.


Microsoft has released a set of patches for Windows 2008, Windows Vista, Office 2003, Office 2007, Office 2010, Office Compatibility Pack, Lync 2010, Lync 2010 Attendee, Lync 2013, and Lync Basic 2013.

Note: KB2896666 was previously released for this issue. The fix for KB2896666 can be removed after applying MS13-096 in order to view TIFF files.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 71311

File Name: smb_nt_ms13-096.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.15 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 2013/12/11

Modified: 2017/07/26

Dependencies: 27524, 13855, 57033

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 7.7

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:ND

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:microsoft:windows, cpe:/a:microsoft:excel_viewer, cpe:/a:microsoft:lync, cpe:/a:microsoft:lync_basic, cpe:/a:microsoft:office, cpe:/a:microsoft:office_compatibility_pack, cpe:/a:microsoft:powerpoint_viewer, cpe:/a:microsoft:word_viewer

Required KB Items: SMB/MS_Bulletin_Checks/Possible

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2013/12/10

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2013/11/05

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Metasploit (MS13-096 Microsoft Tagged Image File Format (TIFF) Integer Overflow)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-3906

BID: 63530

OSVDB: 99376

EDB-ID: 30011

MSFT: MS13-096

MSKB: 2901674, 2850047, 2817641, 2817670, 2899397, 2899393, 2899395, 2850057