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Microsoft Windows TrueType Font CVE-2013-3129 Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

Risk

High

Date Discovered

July 9, 2013

Description

Microsoft Windows is prone to a remote code-execution vulnerability. Successful exploits will result in the execution of arbitrary code in kernel-mode. Failed attempts will cause a denial-of-service condition. The attacker can also exploit this issue through Microsoft Silverlight, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Visual Studio, or other affected Windows components to execute arbitrary code with user-level privileges.

Technologies Affected

  • Avaya Aura Conferencing 6.0
  • Avaya Aura Conferencing 6.0 SP1 Standard
  • Avaya Aura Conferencing 6.0 Standard
  • Avaya Aura Conferencing 6.0.0 Standard
  • Avaya Aura Conferencing 7.0
  • Avaya CallPilot
  • Avaya CallPilot 4.0
  • Avaya CallPilot 4.0.1
  • Avaya CallPilot 5.0
  • Avaya CallPilot 5.0.1
  • Avaya Communication Server 1000 Telephony Manager 3.0
  • Avaya Communication Server 1000 Telephony Manager 3.0.1
  • Avaya Communication Server 1000 Telephony Manager 4.0
  • Avaya Communication Server 1000 Telephony Manager 4.0.1
  • Avaya Conferencing Standard Edition 6.0
  • Avaya Conferencing Standard Edition 6.0 SP1
  • Avaya Conferencing Standard Edition 6.0.1
  • Avaya Conferencing Standard Edition 7.0
  • Avaya Meeting Exchange - Client Registration Server
  • Avaya Meeting Exchange - Client Registration Server 5.0
  • Avaya Meeting Exchange - Client Registration Server 5.0.1
  • Avaya Meeting Exchange - Client Registration Server 5.2
  • Avaya Meeting Exchange - Client Registration Server 5.2.1
  • Avaya Meeting Exchange - Client Registration Server 6.0
  • Avaya Meeting Exchange - Recording Server
  • Avaya Meeting Exchange - Recording Server 5.0
  • Avaya Meeting Exchange - Recording Server 5.0.1
  • Avaya Meeting Exchange - Recording Server 5.2
  • Avaya Meeting Exchange - Recording Server 5.2.1
  • Avaya Meeting Exchange - Recording Server 6.0
  • Avaya Meeting Exchange - Streaming Server
  • Avaya Meeting Exchange - Streaming Server 5.0
  • Avaya Meeting Exchange - Streaming Server 5.0.1
  • Avaya Meeting Exchange - Streaming Server 5.2
  • Avaya Meeting Exchange - Streaming Server 5.2.1
  • Avaya Meeting Exchange - Streaming Server 6.0
  • Avaya Meeting Exchange - Web Conferencing Server 5.0
  • Avaya Meeting Exchange - Web Conferencing Server 5.0.1
  • Avaya Meeting Exchange - Web Conferencing Server 5.2
  • Avaya Meeting Exchange - Web Conferencing Server 5.2.1
  • Avaya Meeting Exchange - Web Conferencing Server 6.0
  • Avaya Meeting Exchange - Webportal 5.0
  • Avaya Meeting Exchange - Webportal 5.0.1
  • Avaya Meeting Exchange - Webportal 5.2
  • Avaya Meeting Exchange - Webportal 5.2.1
  • Avaya Meeting Exchange - Webportal 6.0
  • Avaya Messaging Application Server 4
  • Avaya Messaging Application Server 5
  • Avaya Messaging Application Server 5.0
  • Avaya Messaging Application Server 5.0.1
  • Avaya Messaging Application Server 5.2
  • Avaya Messaging Application Server 5.2.1
  • Avaya Messaging Application Server MM 1.1
  • Avaya Messaging Application Server MM 2.0
  • Avaya Messaging Application Server MM 3.0
  • Avaya Messaging Application Server MM 3.1
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 SP2
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5.1
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5
  • Microsoft Lync 2010 (32-bit)
  • Microsoft Lync 2010 (64-bit)
  • Microsoft Lync 2010 Attendant (32-bit)
  • Microsoft Lync 2010 Attendant (64-bit)
  • Microsoft Lync 2010 Attendee
  • Microsoft Lync 2013 (32-bit)
  • Microsoft Lync 2013 (64-bit)
  • Microsoft Lync Basic 2013 (32-bit)
  • Microsoft Lync Basic 2013 (64-bit)
  • Microsoft Office 2003 SP3
  • Microsoft Office 2007 SP3
  • Microsoft Office 2010 (32-bit edition) SP1
  • Microsoft Office 2010 (64-bit edition) SP1
  • Microsoft Silverlight 5.0
  • Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2003 SP1
  • Microsoft Windows 7 for 32-bit Systems SP1
  • Microsoft Windows 7 for x64-based Systems SP1
  • Microsoft Windows 8 for 32-bit Systems
  • Microsoft Windows 8 for 64-bit Systems
  • Microsoft Windows RT
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Itanium SP1
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Itanium SP2
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 SP2
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Standard x64 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 x64 SP1
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 x64 SP2
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 for Itanium-based Systems SP1
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems SP1
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems SP2
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based Systems SP2
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems SP2
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012
  • Microsoft Windows Vista SP2
  • Microsoft Windows Vista x64 Edition SP2
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition SP2
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition SP3
  • Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 3

Recommendations

Run all software as a nonprivileged user with minimal access rights.

To mitigate the impact of a successful exploit, run the affected application as a user with minimal access rights.

Deploy network intrusion detection systems to monitor network traffic for malicious activity.

Deploy NIDS to monitor network traffic for signs of suspicious or anomalous activity. This may help detect malicious actions that an attacker may take after successfully exploiting vulnerabilities in applications. Review all applicable logs regularly.

Do not accept or execute files from untrusted or unknown sources.

Never accept files from untrusted or unknown sources, because they may be malicious in nature. Avoid opening email attachments from unknown or questionable sources.

Do not use client software to access unknown or untrusted hosts from critical systems.

Do not visit sites of unknown origin or questionable integrity with client software.

Implement multiple redundant layers of security.

Since this issue may be leveraged to execute code, we recommend memory-protection schemes, such as nonexecutable stack/heap configurations and randomly mapped memory segments. This tactic may complicate exploit attempts of memory-corruption vulnerabilities.
Updates are available. Please see the references or vendor advisory for more information.

Credits

Ling Chuan Lee and Lee Yee Chan of F13 Laboratory.

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