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Cursor and Icon Format Handling Code Execution (891711) (registry check) Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
Checks the remote registry for MS05-002

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

Synopsis :

Arbitrary code can be executed on the remote host through the web or email

Description :

The remote host contains a version of the Windows kernel which is vulnerable
to a security flaw in the way that cursors and icons are handled. A possible hacker
may be able to execute arbitrary code on the remote host by constructing a
malicious web page and entice a victim to visit this web page. A possible hacker may
send a malicious email to the victim to exploit this flaw too.

Solution :

Microsoft has released a set of patches for Windows NT, 2000, XP and 2003 :

Threat Level:

High / CVSS Base Score : 8

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