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Vulnerability in zipped folders may allow code execution (873376) Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
Acertains if hotfix 873376 has been installed

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

Synopsis :

Arbitrary code can be executed on the remote host through Explorer.

Description :

The remote version of Windows is vulnerable to a bug in the way it handles compressed
(zipped) folders, which may in turn be exploited by a possible hacker to execute arbitrary
code on the remote host.

To exploit this flaw, a possible hacker would need to send a specially crafted .zip
file to a victim on the remote host and wait for him to browse the file using
the Windows Explorer.

Solution :

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

Threat Level:

High / CVSS Base Score : 8

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