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Category:   OS (Microsoft)  >   Windows DLL (Any) Vendors:   Microsoft
Windows Embedded OpenType (EOT) Font Engine Buffer Overflow Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1022543
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1022543
CVE Reference:   CVE-2009-0231, CVE-2009-0232   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Aug 11 2009
Original Entry Date:  Jul 14 2009
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 2000 SP4, 2003 SP2, XP SP3, Vista SP2, 2008 SP2; and prior service packs
Description:   Two vulnerabilities were reported in the Windows Embedded OpenType (EOT) Font Engine. A remote user can cause arbitrary code to be executed on the target user's system.

A remote user can create a web page or document containing a specially crafted EOT font that, when loaded by the target user, will trigger a buffer overflow and execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target user.

VeriSign iDefense Labs and Thomas Garnier reported these vulnerabilities.

Impact:   A remote user can create a file that, when loaded by the target user, will execute arbitrary code on the target user's system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued the following fixes:

Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 4:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=1efbbd95-cd72-43df-b1ce-7e2b0c0cb9e2

Windows XP Service Pack 2:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=6914167b-6961-480c-a4d4-808cd58a035b

Windows XP Service Pack 3:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=6914167b-6961-480c-a4d4-808cd58a035b

Windows XP Professional x64 Edition Service Pack 2:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=3b8b019e-e6d8-4ce2-8f1f-3a6399b252d1

Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=018ef53d-f78e-4084-940d-7c86bf59d83c

Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition Service Pack 2:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=7f5fc902-f5d8-4a87-a73f-68632f9a0935

Windows Server 2003 with SP2 for Itanium-based Systems:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=7df0fce2-543c-4e82-85e6-012bfc8bf130

Windows Vista, Windows Vista Service Pack 1, and Windows Vista Service Pack 2:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=c67d85c4-25c5-4821-8db9-91764888f893

Windows Vista x64 Edition, Windows Vista x64 Edition Service Pack 1, and Windows Vista x64 Edition Service Pack 2:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=3f8ae651-59f7-48e1-9e8c-8e07c6806964

Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems and Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 2:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=91f6ee68-0e39-4ec3-b4cd-45f05404e2fb

Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems and Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 2:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=5cdc3014-97b3-47b5-a6b7-cd0e12ec60e4

Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based Systems and Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based Systems Service Pack 2:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=03330a14-9cfa-4146-a3d3-4b7a76975d2d

A restart is required.

On August 11, 2009, Microsoft re-released their Bulletin to re-offer the updates for all supported editions of Microsoft Windows 2000, Windows XP, and Windows Server 2003 to correct an issue with the original updates for these platforms. Microsoft recommends that customers apply the update immediately.

The Microsoft advisory is available at:

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms09-029.mspx

Vendor URL:  www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms09-029.mspx (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error

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