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Duqu – Vulnerability in TrueType Font Parsing Elevation of Privilege

Disclosed October 14, 2011    Fully Patched

Vulnerability Description:

Windows contains an unspecified vulnerability in the TrueType font parsing engine.  Successful exploitation of the vulnerability could allow remote code execution.

Vendors:

Microsoft

Vulnerable Software/Devices:

Windows XP SP3, Server 2003 SP2, Vista SP1/SP2, Server 2008 SP2, 7, Server 2008 R2

Vulnerability Severity:

High

Exploit Availability:

N/A

Exploit Impact:

Remote Code Execution
Client-side Remote Code Execution This client-side vulnerability could allow an attacker to gain the ability to execute arbitrary code in the context of the current application. If the application is run as Administrator, the attacker may gain complete control of the target system.

BeyondTrust Prevention and Detection:

 

Mitigation:

Deny access to T2EMBED.dll.

Links:

CVE(s):

None

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