Intrusion Prevention

MS.Windows.Win32k.Font.Parsing.DoS

Description

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

Affected Products

Windows XP
Windows Server 2003
Windows Vista
Windows Server 2008
Windows 7
Windows 2008 R2
Windows 8
Windows Server 2012
Windows RT

Impact

Denial of Service: Remote attackers can crash vulnerable systems.

Recommended Actions

Apply the most recent upgrade or patch from the vendor.
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/bulletin/ms13-036

CVE References

CVE-2013-1291