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Research > Zero-Day Tracker > 20111014

Duqu - Vulnerability in TrueType Font Parsing Elevation of Privilege

Date Disclosed:

Date Patched:


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

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


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.

Deny access to T2EMBED.dll.



10.14.2011 - Public Information Released
11.3.2011 - Vendor Advisory Released
12.13.2011 - Vendor Patch Released

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