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Vulnerabilities in Windows Shell Could Allow Remote Code Execution (900725) Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
Acertains the presence of update 900725

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

Synopsis :

Vulnerabilities in the Windows Shell may allow a possible hacker to execute
arbitrary code on the remote host.

Description :

The remote version of Windows contains a version of the Windows Shell
which has several vulnerabilities.

A possible hacker may exploit these vulnerabilities by :

- Sending a malformed .lnk file a to user on the remote host which
triggers an overflow

- Sending a malformed HTML document to a user on the remote host and
have him view it in the Windows Explorer preview pane

Solution :

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

Threat Level:

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6

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