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Microsoft Windows Win32k Kernel-Mode Driver Multiple Vulnerabilities

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Description


Some vulnerabilities have been reported in Microsoft Windows, which can be exploited by malicious, local users to gain escalated privileges and by malicious people to compromise a user's system.

1) An unspecified error in the Win32k kernel-mode driver (Win32k.sys) when parsing font code can be exploited to execute arbitrary code if a user views content rendered in a specially crafted Embedded OpenType (EOT) font, e.g. when a user visits a malicious web site.

2) Some vulnerabilities in the Win32k kernel-mode driver can be exploited by malicious, local users to gain escalated privileges.

For more information:
SA37309


Solution:
Apply patches.

Further details available to Secunia VIM customers

Provided and/or discovered by:
1) The vendor credits Tavis Ormandy of Google Inc.

Original Advisory:
MS09-065 (KB969947):
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/Bulletin/MS09-065.mspx

Deep Links:
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