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MS06-002

Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:MS06-002
Technical name:MS06-002
Threat level:Low
Alias:Vulnerability in Embedded Web Fonts, Vulnerabilidad en Fuentes Web Incrustadas
Type:Vulnerability
Effects:  

It is a critical vulnerability in Embedded Web Fonts on Windows 2003/XP/2000/Me/98 computers, which allows hackers to gain remote control of the affected computer with the same privileges as the logged on user.

Affected platforms:

Windows 2003/XP/2000/ME/98

First detected on:Jan. 11, 2006
Detection updated on:Jan. 11, 2006
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

MS06-002 is not categorized as virus, worm, Trojan or backdoor. It is a critical vulnerability in Embeded Web Fonts on Windows 2003/XP/2000/Me/98 computers, which allows arbitrary code to be remotely executed in the vulnerable computer.

If exploited successfully, MS06-002 allows hackers to gain remote control of the affected computer with the same privileges as the logged on user. If this user had administrator rights, the hacker could take complete control of the system: create, modify or delete files, install programs, create new user accounts, etc.

This vulnerability is usually exploited by hosting a malicious web font in a specially crafted web page and enticing users into accessing it, or by sending via email a specially crafted message that contains a malicious web font.

 

If you have a Windows 2003/XP/2000/Me/98 computer, it is recommendable to download and apply the security patch for this vulnerability. Click here to access the web page for downloading the patch.