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Vulnerability in OLE and COM Could Allow Code Execution (873333) Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
Checks for KB 873333 via the registry

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 is vulnerable to two
vulnerabilities when dealing with OLE and/or COM.

These vulnerabilities may allow a local user to escalate his rights
and allow a remote user to execute arbitrary code on the remote host.

To exploit these flaws, a possible hacker would need to send a specially crafted
document to a victim on the remote host.

Solution :

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

Threat Level:

High / CVSS Base Score : 8

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