MS14-079: Vulnerability in Kernel-Mode Driver Could Allow Denial of Service (3002885)

high Nessus Plugin ID 79138
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Synopsis

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

Description

The remote Windows host is affected by a denial of service vulnerability due to the Windows kernel-mode driver not properly validating array indexes when loading TrueType font files. An attacker can exploit this vulnerability by convincing a user to open a file or visit a website containing a specially crafted TrueType font file, resulting in a restart of the user's system.

Solution

Microsoft has released a set of patches for Windows 2003, Vista, 2008, 7, 2008 R2, 8, 2012, 8.1, and 2012 R2.

See Also

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/security-updates/SecurityBulletins/2014/ms14-079

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 79138

File Name: smb_nt_ms14-079.nasl

Version: 1.6

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 11/12/2014

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: High

Base Score: 7.1

Temporal Score: 5.3

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

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: 11/11/2014

Vulnerability Publication Date: 11/11/2014

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-6317

BID: 70949

MSFT: MS14-079

MSKB: 3002885