Microsoft Windows up to Vista OpenType Font Parser input validation

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A vulnerability, which was classified as critical, was found in Microsoft Windows up to Vista (Operating System). Affected is some unknown functionality of the component OpenType Font Parser. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a input validation vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-20. The product receives input or data, but it does not validate or incorrectly validates that the input has the properties that are required to process the data safely and correctly. This is going to have an impact on confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

The weakness was released 08/11/2015 by Mateusz Jurczyk with Google Inc. as MS15-080 as confirmed bulletin (Technet). The advisory is shared for download at This vulnerability is traded as CVE-2015-2458 since 03/19/2015. It is possible to launch the attack remotely. The exploitation doesn't require any form of authentication. There are neither technical details nor an exploit publicly available.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 85348 (MS15-080 : Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Graphics Component Could Allow Remote Code Execution (3078662)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Windows : Microsoft Bulletins. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 91085 (Microsoft Graphics Component Remote Code Execution Vulnerability (MS15-080)).

Applying the patch MS15-080 is able to eliminate this problem. The bugfix is ready for download at A possible mitigation has been published immediately after the disclosure of the vulnerability. Furthermore it is possible to detect and prevent this kind of attack with TippingPoint and the filter 20322.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at Tenable (85348), SecurityFocus (BID 76210†), SecurityTracker (ID 1033238†) and Vulnerability Center (SBV-51826†).







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Class: Input validation

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Nessus ID: 85348
Nessus Name: MS15-080 : Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Graphics Component Could Allow Remote Code Execution (3078662)
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Advisory: MS15-080
Researcher: Mateusz Jurczyk
Organization: Google Inc.
Status: Confirmed

CVE: CVE-2015-2458 (🔍)
SecurityFocus: 76210 - Microsoft Windows OpenType Fonts CVE-2015-2458 Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
SecurityTracker: 1033238 - Microsoft Graphics Component Bugs Let Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code and Remote Authenticated Users Bypass Security Features and Gain Elevated Privileges
Vulnerability Center: 51826 - [MS15-080] Microsoft Windows Remote Code Execution in OpenType Font Parsing - CVE-2015-2458, Critical

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Created: 08/12/2015 11:59 AM
Updated: 06/08/2022 02:42 AM
Changes: 08/12/2015 11:59 AM (66), 05/03/2019 06:53 AM (13), 06/08/2022 02:35 AM (4), 06/08/2022 02:42 AM (1)
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