1. Symantec/
  2. Security Response/
  3. Attack Signatures/
  4. Attack: Microsoft Windows True Type Font CVE-2011-3402

Attack: Microsoft Windows True Type Font CVE-2011-3402

Severity: High

This attack could pose a serious security threat. You should take immediate action to stop any damage or prevent further damage from happening.


This signature detects attempts to exploit a remote code execution vulnerability in Microsoft Windows Kernel when handling malformed TrueType font file.

Additional Information

Microsoft Windows kernel is prone to a remote code-execution vulnerability. An attacker can exploit this issue by tricking an unsuspecting victim into opening a specially malformed TrueType font. Successful exploits can allow attackers to execute arbitrary code with kernel-level privileges. Failed exploit attempts may result in a denial-of-service condition


  • Various Windows Platforms


Vendor updates are available. Please see the references for more information.
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • LinkedIn
  • Google+
  • YouTube