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Buffer overrun in Windows Shell (821557) Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
Checks for hotfix Q823980

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

Synopsis :

Arbitrary code can be executed on the remote host through Explorer.

Description :

The remote host is running a version of Windows which has a flaw in
its shell. A possible hacker could exploit it by creating a malicious Desktop.ini
file which triggers the flaw, and put it on a shared folder and wait
for someone to browse it.

Solution :

Microsoft has released a set of patches for Windows XP :

Threat Level:

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6

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