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Vulnerability in the DHTML Editing Component may allow code execution (891781) Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
Checks for KB 891781 via the registry

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

Synopsis :

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

Description :

The remote host is running a version of Windows which contains a flaw in
the DHTML Editing Component ActiveX Control.

A possible hacker may exploit this flaw to execute arbitrary code on the remote host.

To exploit this flaw, a possible hacker would need to construct a malicious web page
and lure a victim into visiting it.

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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