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Vulnerability in Windows Shell (890047) Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
Acertains if hotfix 890047 has been installed
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
Arbitrary code can be executed on the remote host through the web client.
The remote version of Windows contains a flaw in the Windows Shell which
may allow a possible hacker to elevate his rights and/or execute arbitrary
code on the remote host.
To exploit this flaw, a possible hacker would need to lure a victim into visiting
a malicious website or into opening a malicious file attachment.
Microsoft has released a set of patches for Windows 2000, XP and 2003 :
High / CVSS Base Score : 8
Click HERE for more information and discussions on this network vulnerability scan.