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Vulnerability in Authenticode Verification Could Allow Remote Code Execution (823182) Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
Checks for hotfix Q823182

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

Synopsis :

Arbitrary code can be executed on the remote host through web client.

Description :

The remote host contains a version of the Authenticode Verification module
which is vulnerable to a security flaw which may allow a possible hacker 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 also be able to exploit the vulnerability by sending a malicious
HTML email.

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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