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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2012-0156

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."
Publish Date : 2012-03-13 Last Update Date : 2012-08-13
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
4.3
Confidentiality Impact None (There is no impact to the confidentiality of the system.)
Integrity Impact None (There is no impact to the integrity of the system)
Availability Impact Partial (There is reduced performance or interruptions in resource availability.)
Access Complexity Medium (The access conditions are somewhat specialized. Some preconditions must be satistified to exploit)
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s) Denial Of Service
CWE ID 20

- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
DirectWrite Application Denial of Service Vulnerability oval:org.mitre.oval:def:14807 windows
OVAL (Open Vulnerability and Assessment Language) definitions define exactly what should be done to verify a vulnerability or a missing patch. Check out the OVAL definitions if you want to learn what you should do to verify a vulnerability.

- Products Affected By CVE-2012-0156

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 OS Microsoft Windows 7 SP1 X64 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 OS Microsoft Windows 7 X86 Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 OS Microsoft Windows 7 SP1 X86 Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 OS Microsoft Windows 7 X64 Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 OS Microsoft Windows Server 2008 SP2 X86 Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 OS Microsoft Windows Server 2008 SP2 X64 Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 OS Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 X64 Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 OS Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 X64 Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 OS Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Itanium Version Details Vulnerabilities
10 OS Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Itanium Version Details Vulnerabilities
11 OS Microsoft Windows Vista SP2 X64 Version Details Vulnerabilities
12 OS Microsoft Windows Vista SP2 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Microsoft Windows 7 4
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 6
Microsoft Windows Vista 2

- References For CVE-2012-0156

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/bulletin/ms12-019
Microsoft Security Bulletin MS12-019 MS12-019 - Moderate : Vulnerability in DirectWrite Could Allow Denial of Service (2665364) - Version: 1.0 Severity Rating: Moderate Revision Note: V1.0 (March 13, 2012): Bulletin published. Summary: This security update resolves a publicly disclosed vulnerability in Windows DirectWrite. In an Instant Messenger-based attack scenario, the vulnerability could allow denial of service if an attacker sends a specially crafted sequence of Unicode characters directly to an Instant Messenger client. The target application could become unresponsive when DirectWrite renders the specially crafted sequence of Unicode characters.Release Date:2012-03-13

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2012-0156

There are not any metasploit modules related to this vulnerability (Please visit www.metasploit.com for more information)


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