Intrusion Prevention

MS.Win32k.TrueType.Code.Execution

Description

This indicates an attack attempt to exploit a remote Code Execution vulnerability in Microsoft Windows.
The vulnerability is due to an error when the vulnerable software parsing maliciously crafted TrueType fonts. A remote attacker may be able to exploit this to execute arbitrary code within the context of the application, via crafted TrueType fonts.

Affected Products

Microsoft Windows 7
Microsoft Windows 8
Microsoft Windows RT
Microsoft Windows Vista
Microsoft Windows XP
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Microsoft Windows Server 2012

Impact

System Compromise: Remote attackers can gain control of vulnerable systems.

Recommended Actions

Apply the most recent upgrade or patch from the vendor.
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/bulletin/ms12-078

CVE References

CVE-2012-4786