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MS06-052

Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:MS06-052
Technical name:MS06-052
Threat level:Low
Alias:Vulnerability in Pragmatic General Multicast (PGM)
Type:Vulnerability
Effects:  

It is an important vulnerability in the Pragmatic General Multicast protocol on Windows XP computers, which allows code to be remotely executed.

Affected platforms:

Windows XP

First detected on:Sept. 13, 2006
Detection updated on:Sept. 13, 2006
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

MS06-052 is not categorized as virus, worm, Trojan or backdoor. It is an important vulnerability in the PGM (Pragmatic General Multicast) protocol on Windows XP computers.

If exploited successfully, MS06-052 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 exploited by sending a specially crafted message to a vulnerable computer through MSMQ (Microsoft Message Queuing).

 

If you have a Windows XP 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.

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