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Microsoft Windows Uniscribe Font Parsing CVE-2013-3181 Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

Risk

High

Date Discovered

August 13, 2013

Description

Microsoft Windows is prone to a remote code-execution vulnerability when handling crafted font data. An attacker can exploit this issue by enticing an unsuspecting user to open a malicious file or webpage. A successful exploit may allow arbitrary code to run in the context of the currently logged-in user. Failed attack attempts may result in a denial-of-service condition.

Technologies Affected

  • 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 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - Webportal 5.0
  • Avaya Meeting Exchange - Webportal 5.0.1
  • Avaya Meeting Exchange - Webportal 5.2
  • Avaya Meeting Exchange - Webportal 5.2.1
  • 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
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Datacenter x64 Edition SP2
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Enterprise x64 Edition SP2
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Itanium SP2
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 SP2
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition SP2
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Web Edition SP2
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 x64 SP2
  • Microsoft Windows XP Home SP3
  • Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition SP3
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP3
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition SP2

Recommendations

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

To reduce the impact of latent vulnerabilities, always run nonadministrative software as an unprivileged 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 anomalous or suspicious activity. This includes but is not limited to requests that include NOP sleds and unexplained incoming and outgoing traffic. This may indicate exploit attempts or activity that results from a successful exploit.

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

To reduce the likelihood of successful attacks, never handle or open files from unknown sources.

Do not follow links provided by unknown or untrusted sources.

To reduce the likelihood of successful exploits, never visit sites of questionable integrity or follow links provided by unfamiliar or untrusted sources.

Implement multiple redundant layers of security.

Various memory-protection schemes (such as nonexecutable and randomly mapped memory segments) may hinder an attacker's ability to exploit this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code. Host-based intrusion-prevention systems may also help prevent exploits.
Updates are available. Please see the references or vendor advisory for more information.

Credits

Bob Clary of Mozilla
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