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CVE Number Vulnerability Product Severity Date
MS10-078 Vulnerabilities in the OpenType Font (OTF) Format Driver Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (2279986) Windows Server Critical 13-10-2010

Technical Information

Brief overview of the risk:
This security update resolves two privately reported vulnerabilities in the Windows OpenType Font (OTF) format driver.
Detailed Information on the risk:

An elevation of privilege vulnerability exists in the way that the Windows OpenType Font (OTF) format driver improperly parses specially crafted OpenType fonts. An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could run arbitrary code in kernel mode. An attacker could then install programs; view, change, or delete data; or create new accounts with full user rights.

Further information on this exploit is available at : MS10-078

Affected Software

Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2
Windows Server 2003 with SP2 for Itanium-based Systems
Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition Service Pack 2
Windows XP Professional x64 Edition Service Pack 2
Windows XP Service Pack 3