MS12-054 - Vulnerabilities in Windows Networking Components Could Allow Remote Code Execution

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Details
Vulnerability name/brief descriptionMS12-054 - Vulnerabilities in Windows Networking Components Could Allow Remote Code Execution
CVE/CAN name
Vendor threat levelCritical
SophosLabs threat levelHigh
SolutionMS12-054
Vendor descriptionThis security update resolves four privately reported vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows. The most severe of these vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution if an attacker sends a specially crafted response to a Windows print spooler request.
SophosLabs commentsThese vulnerabilities can cause remote code execution on Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 platforms and denial of service on other affected Windows platforms. SophosLabs rate this as High.
SophosLabs testing resultNo SophosLabs testing result found
Currently known exploitsNo currently known exploits found
First sample seenNo samples found
Discovery date14 Aug 2012
Affected softwareWindows XP Service Pack 3 (KB2705219)
Windows XP Service Pack 3 (KB2712808)
Windows XP Professional x64 Edition Service Pack 2 (KB2705219)
Windows XP Professional x64 Edition Service Pack 2 (KB2712808)
Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2
(KB2705219)
Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2 (KB2712808)
Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition Service Pack 2 (KB2705219)
Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition Service Pack 2 (KB2712808)
Windows Server 2003 with SP2 for Itanium-based Systems (KB2705219)
Windows Server 2003 with SP2 for Itanium-based Systems (KB2712808)
Windows Vista Service Pack 2 (KB2705219)
Windows Vista Service Pack 2 (KB2712808)
Windows Vista x64 Edition Service Pack 2 (KB2705219)
Windows Vista x64 Edition Service Pack 2 (KB2712808)
Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 2 (KB2705219)
Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 2 (KB2712808)
Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 2 (KB2705219)
Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 2 (KB2712808)
Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based Systems Service Pack 2 (KB2705219)
Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based Systems Service Pack 2 (KB2712808)
Windows 7 for 32-bit Systems (KB2705219)
Windows 7 for 32-bit Systems (KB2712808)
Windows 7 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 1 (KB2705219)
Windows 7 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 1 (KB2712808)
Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB2705219)
Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB2712808)
Windows 7 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1 (KB2705219)
Windows 7 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1 (KB2712808)
Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems (KB2705219)
Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems (KB2712808)
Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1 (KB2705219)
Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1 (KB2712808)
Windows Server 2008 R2 for Itanium-based Systems (KB2705219)
Windows Server 2008 R2 for Itanium-based Systems (KB2712808)
Windows Server 2008 R2 for Itanium-based Systems Service Pack 1 (KB2705219)
Windows Server 2008 R2 for Itanium-based Systems Service Pack 1 (KB2712808)
Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 2 (Server Core installation) (KB2705219)
Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 2 (Server Core installation) (KB2712808)
Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 2 (Server Core installation) (KB2705219)
Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 2 (Server Core installation) (KB2712808)
Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems (Server Core installation)
(KB2705219)
Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems (Server Core installation) (KB2712808)
Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1 (Server Core installation) (KB2705219)
Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1 (Server Core installation) (KB2712808)
References
Credits
  • MAPP
Revisions
  • August 14, 2012 - Initial analysis written

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