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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2011-3402

Original release date: 11/04/2011
Last revised: 03/06/2013


Unspecified vulnerability in the TrueType font parsing engine in win32k.sys in the kernel-mode drivers in Microsoft Windows XP SP2 and SP3, Windows Server 2003 SP2, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 SP2, R2, and R2 SP1, and Windows 7 Gold and SP1 allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via crafted font data in a Word document or web page, as exploited in the wild in November 2011 by Duqu, aka "TrueType Font Parsing Vulnerability."


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 9.3 HIGH
Impact Subscore: 10.0
Exploitability Subscore: 8.6
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 unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service

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US-CERT Vulnerability Note: CERT
Name: TA12-129A
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://technet.microsoft.com/security/advisory/2639658
Type: Advisory
US-CERT Vulnerability Note: MISC
Name: http://www.us-cert.gov/control_systems/pdf/ICS-ALERT-11-291-01E.pdf
External Source: MS
Name: MS12-034
Type: Advisory; Patch Information
External Source: MISC
Name: http://isc.sans.edu/diary/Duqu+Mitigation/11950
External Source: MS
Name: MS11-087
External Source: MISC
Name: http://blogs.mcafee.com/mcafee-labs/the-day-of-the-golden-jackal-%E2%80%93-further-tales-of-the-stuxnet-files
External Source: MISC
Name: http://www.symantec.com/connect/w32-duqu_status-updates_installer-zero-day-exploit
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:15645
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:15290
US-CERT Vulnerability Note: CERT
Name: TA11-347A
External Source: MISC
Name: http://www.symantec.com/content/en/us/enterprise/media/security_response/whitepapers/w32_duqu_the_precursor_to_the_next_stuxnet.pdf
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1027039
US-CERT Vulnerability Note: CERT
Name: TA12-164A
External Source: MISC
Name: http://www.securelist.com/en/blog/208193197/The_Mystery_of_Duqu_Part_Two
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://blogs.technet.com/b/msrc/archive/2011/11/03/microsoft-releases-security-advisory-2639658.aspx
External Source: MS
Name: MS12-039
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:13998

References to Check Content

Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:13998
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5

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