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MS10-037

 
Threat LevelLow threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Type:Vulnerability
Affected platforms:

Windows 2003/XP/2000

worm, Trojan or backdoor. It is an important vulnerability in the Windows OpenType Compact Font Format (CFF) on Windows 2008/7/Vista/2003/XP/2000, which allows to gain local privilege escalation.

If exploited successfully, MS10-037 allows to gain unauthorized privileges on a computer or network. An example of privilege elevation would be an unprivileged user who could manage to be added to the Administrator's group. In such case, the hacker could take complete control of the system: create, modify or delete files, install programs, create new user accounts, etc.

This vulnerability is usually exploited by running a specially crafted application in the vulnerable computer. In order to do so, the attacking user would have to log on to the system.

 

If you have a Windows 2008/7/Vista/2003/XP/2000 computer, it is recommended to download and apply the security patch for this vulnerability. Click here to access the web page for downloading the patch.