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MS06-022

Threat LevelHigh threatDamageSevereDistributionNot widespread
Common name:MS06-022
Technical name:MS06-022
Threat level:Medium
Alias:Vulnerability in ART Image Rendering
Type:Vulnerability
Effects:  

It is a critical vulnerability in ART Image Rendering Library on Windows 2003/XP/Me/98 computers and on Internet Explorer 5.01 or 6 on Windows 2000, 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:June 14, 2006
Detection updated on:June 14, 2006
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

MS06-022 is not categorized as virus, worm, Trojan or backdoor. It is a critical vulnerability in the ART Image Rendering Library on Windows 2003/XP/Me/98 computers and on Internet Explorer 5.01 and 6 on Windows 2000, which allows arbitrary code to be remotely executed in the vulnerable computer.

ART is an image file format used by the America Online (AOL) company. This library is also used by Windows and Internet Explorer.

If exploited successfully, MS06-022 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 creating a specially crafted web page and enticing users into accessing it, or by sending an HTML format email message.

 

If you have a Windows 2003/XP/Me/98 computer or Internet Explorer 5.01 or 6 on Windows 2000, it is recommended to download and apply the security patch for this vulnerability. Click here to access the web page for downloading the patch.