National Cyber Awareness System
Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2012-0156
Original release date:03/13/2012
DirectWrite in Microsoft Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 SP2, R2, and R2 SP1, and Windows 7 Gold and SP1 does not properly render Unicode characters, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (application hang) via a (1) instant message or (2) web site, aka "DirectWrite Application Denial of Service Vulnerability."
CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable; Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism
Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type:Allows disruption of serviceUnknown
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External Source: MS
Type: Advisory; Patch Information
External Source: OVAL