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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

Synopsis :

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

Description :

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.

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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