MS15-078: Vulnerability in Microsoft Font Driver Could Allow Remote Code Execution (3079904)

High Nessus Plugin ID 84882


The remote Windows host is affected by a remote code execution vulnerability.


The remote Windows host is affected by a remote code execution vulnerability in the Adobe Type Manager Library due to improper handling of OpenType fonts. A remote attacker can exploit this vulnerability by convincing a user to open a document or visit a website containing specially crafted OpenType fonts, resulting in the execution of arbitrary code in the context of the current user.


Microsoft has released a set of patches for Windows Vista, 2008, 7, 2008 R2, 8, RT, 2012, 8.1, RT 8.1, 2012 R2, and 10.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 84882

File Name: smb_nt_ms15-078.nasl

Version: 1.14

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 2015/07/20

Updated: 2018/11/15

Dependencies: 57033, 13855

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 8.1

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#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: 2015/07/20

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2015/07/20

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Metasploit (MS15-078 Microsoft Windows Font Driver Buffer Overflow)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-2426

BID: 75951

MSFT: MS15-078

MSKB: 3079904