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Vulnerability in TrueType font parsing could allow elevation of privileges (duqu malware)

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Vulnerability in TrueType font parsing could allow elevation of privileges (duqu malware)

Severity
9
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Published
09/09/2011
Created
07/25/2018
Added
11/04/2011
Modified
02/13/2015

Description

Microsoft is investigating a vulnerability in a Microsoft Windows component, the Win32k TrueType font parsing engine. An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could run arbitrary code in kernel mode. The attacker could then install programs; view, change, or delete data; or create new accounts with full user rights. This vulnerability is being actively exploited by the Duqu malware.

Solution(s)

  • windows-duqu-cve-2011-3402-workaround

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