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MS10-047 is not categorized as virus, worm, Trojan or backdoor. It is a group of important vulnerabilities in the Windows Kernel on Windows 2008/Vista/XP computers, which allows to gain local privilege escalation and to launch denial of service attacks.
The kernel is the core of the operating system and provides basic services for all other parts of the operating system.
The addressed vulnerabilities are:
MS10-047 is usually exploited by running a specially crafted program in the vulnerable computer. In order to do so, a hacker must be able to log on locally to the system.
If you have a Windows 2008/Vista/XP computer, it is recommended to download and apply the security patch for this vulnerability. Click here to access the web page for downloading the patch.
Bear in mind that this security patch replaces a previous one, called MS10-021.