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Secunia Security Advisory 51459

Secunia Security Advisory 51459
Posted Dec 11, 2012
Authored by Secunia | Site secunia.com

Secunia Security Advisory - Two vulnerabilities have been reported in Microsoft Windows, which can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a user's system.

tags | advisory, vulnerability
systems | windows
MD5 | 5231da7d774fa7835a43adb1477f3a22

Secunia Security Advisory 51459

Change Mirror Download
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The final version of the CSI 6.0 has been released.
Find out why this is not just another Patch Management solution: http://secunia.com/blog/325/

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TITLE:
Microsoft Windows OpenType and TrueType Font Parsing Vulnerabilities

SECUNIA ADVISORY ID:
SA51459

VERIFY ADVISORY:
Secunia.com
http://secunia.com/advisories/51459/
Customer Area (Credentials Required)
https://ca.secunia.com/?page=viewadvisory&vuln_id=51459

RELEASE DATE:
2012-12-11

DISCUSS ADVISORY:
http://secunia.com/advisories/51459/#comments

AVAILABLE ON SITE AND IN CUSTOMER AREA:
* Last Update
* Popularity
* Comments
* Criticality Level
* Impact
* Where
* Solution Status
* Operating System / Software
* CVE Reference(s)

http://secunia.com/advisories/51459/

ONLY AVAILABLE IN CUSTOMER AREA:
* Authentication Level
* Report Reliability
* Secunia PoC
* Secunia Analysis
* Systems Affected
* Approve Distribution
* Remediation Status
* Secunia CVSS Score
* CVSS

https://ca.secunia.com/?page=viewadvisory&vuln_id=51459

ONLY AVAILABLE WITH SECUNIA CSI AND SECUNIA PSI:
* AUTOMATED SCANNING

http://secunia.com/vulnerability_scanning/personal/
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_scanning/corporate/wsus_sccm_3rd_third_party_patching/

DESCRIPTION:
Two vulnerabilities have been reported in Microsoft Windows, which
can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a user's system.

1) An error in the OpenType Font (OTF) driver when handling certain
objects can be exploited via a specially crafted font file.

2) An error when handling certain TrueType Fonts (TTF) can be
exploited via a specially crafted font file.

Successful exploitation of the vulnerabilities allows execution of
arbitrary code.

SOLUTION:
Apply patches.

Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

PROVIDED AND/OR DISCOVERED BY:
1) Reported by the vendor.
2) The vendor credits Eetu Luodemaa and Joni Vähämäki, Documill via
Chromium Security Rewards Program.

ORIGINAL ADVISORY:
MS12-078 (KB2779030, KB2753842):
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/bulletin/ms12-078

OTHER REFERENCES:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

DEEP LINKS:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

EXTENDED DESCRIPTION:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

EXTENDED SOLUTION:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

EXPLOIT:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

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About:
This Advisory was delivered by Secunia as a free service to help
private users keeping their systems up to date against the latest
vulnerabilities.

Subscribe:
http://secunia.com/advisories/secunia_security_advisories/

Definitions: (Criticality, Where etc.)
http://secunia.com/advisories/about_secunia_advisories/


Please Note:
Secunia recommends that you verify all advisories you receive by
clicking the link.
Secunia NEVER sends attached files with advisories.
Secunia does not advise people to install third party patches, only
use those supplied by the vendor.

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