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Vulnerability in Microsoft Agent Could Remote Code Execution (920213) Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
Acertains the presence of update 920213

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

Synopsis :

It is possible to execute arbitrary code on the remote host through the
agent service.

Description :

The remote version of Windows contains a flaw in the Microsoft Agent service
which may allow a possible hacker to execute arbitrary code on the remote host.

To exploit this flaw, a possible hacker would need to set up a rogue web site and
lure a victim on the remote host into visiting it or have him load a malformed
.ACF file.

Solution :

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

Threat Level:

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.0

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