Microsoft Windows up to Vista OpenType Font Parser input validation

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A vulnerability was found in Microsoft Windows up to Vista (Operating System). It has been declared as critical. This vulnerability affects some unknown processing of the component OpenType Font Parser. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a input validation vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is 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. As an impact it is known to affect confidentiality, integrity, and availability.

The weakness was published 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 was named CVE-2015-2462 since 03/19/2015. The attack can be initiated remotely. No form of authentication is required for a successful exploitation. Technical details are unknown but a public exploit is available.

It is possible to download the exploit at It is declared as proof-of-concept. As 0-day the estimated underground price was around $25k-$100k. 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 20336.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at Tenable (85348). Similar entries are available at 77015, 77016, 77017 and 77018.







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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-2015-2462 (🔍)
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: 51829 - [MS15-080] Microsoft Windows and .NET Framework Remote Code Execution in OpenType Font Parsing - CVE-2015-2462, Critical
SecurityFocus: 76215 - Microsoft Windows OpenType Fonts CVE-2015-2462 Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

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Created: 08/12/2015 11:59 AM
Updated: 06/08/2022 03:43 AM
Changes: 08/12/2015 11:59 AM (66), 05/03/2019 06:53 AM (16), 06/08/2022 03:36 AM (4), 06/08/2022 03:43 AM (1)
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