Rule Category

OS-WINDOWS -- Snort has detected traffic targeting vulnerabilities in a Windows-based operating system. This does not include browser traffic or other software on the OS, but attacks against the OS itself. (such as?)

Alert Message

OS-WINDOWS Microsoft Windows Win32k TrueType Font parsing out of bounds attempt

Rule Explanation

The Windows DirectWrite library, as used in Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 SP2, 3.5, 3.5.1, 4, 4.5, 4.5.1, and 4.5.2; Office 2007 SP3 and 2010 SP2; Live Meeting 2007 Console; Lync 2010; Lync 2010 Attendee; Lync 2013 SP1; Lync Basic 2013 SP1; Silverlight 5 before 5.1.40416.00; and Silverlight 5 Developer Runtime before 5.1.40416.00, allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted TrueType font, aka "TrueType Font Parsing Vulnerability." Impact: CVSS base score 9.3 CVSS impact score 10.0 CVSS exploitability score 8.6 confidentialityImpact COMPLETE integrityImpact COMPLETE availabilityImpact COMPLETE Details: Ease of Attack:

What To Look For

Known Usage

No public information

False Positives

No known false positives

Contributors

Talos research team. This document was generated from data supplied by the national vulnerability database, a product of the national institute of standards and technology. For more information see [nvd].

MITRE ATT&CK Framework

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CVE

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CVE Additional Information

CVE-2015-1671
The Windows DirectWrite library, as used in Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 SP2, 3.5, 3.5.1, 4, 4.5, 4.5.1, and 4.5.2; Office 2007 SP3 and 2010 SP2; Live Meeting 2007 Console; Lync 2010; Lync 2010 Attendee; Lync 2013 SP1; Lync Basic 2013 SP1; Silverlight 5 before 5.1.40416.00; and Silverlight 5 Developer Runtime before 5.1.40416.00, allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via a crafted TrueType font, aka "TrueType Font Parsing Vulnerability."
Details
SeverityHIGH Base Score9.3
Impact Score10.0 Exploit Score8.6
Confidentiality ImpactCOMPLETE Integrity ImpactCOMPLETE
Availability ImpactCOMPLETE Access Vector
AuthenticationNONE Ease of Access