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Sid 1-50888


FILE-OTHER Microsoft OpenType font index remote code execution attempt


This event is generated when Microsoft OpenType font index remote code execution attempt.


Attempted Administrator Privilege Gain


CVSS base score 9.3

CVSS impact score 10.0

CVSS exploitability score 8.6

Confidentiality Impact COMPLETE

Integrity Impact COMPLETE

Availability Impact COMPLETE

Detailed information

CVE-2010-3956: The OpenType Font (OTF) driver in Microsoft Windows XP SP2 and SP3, Windows Server 2003 SP2, Windows Vista SP1 and SP2, Windows Server 2008 Gold, SP2, and R2, and Windows 7 does not properly perform array indexing, which allows local users to gain privileges via a crafted OpenType font, aka "OpenType Font Index Vulnerability."

Affected systems

  • microsoft windows2003server *
  • microsoft windows_7 *
  • microsoft windows_7 -
  • microsoft windowsserver2003 *
  • microsoft windowsserver2008 *
  • microsoft windowsserver2008 -
  • microsoft windows_vista *
  • microsoft windows_vista -
  • microsoft windows_xp *
  • microsoft windows_xp -

Ease of attack


Access Vector NETWORK

Access Complexity MEDIUM

Authentication NONE

False positives

False negatives

Corrective action


  • Cisco Talos Intelligence Group

Additional References