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MS06-073

Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:MS06-073
Technical name:MS06-073
Threat level:Low
Alias:Vulnerability in Visual Studio 2005, Vulnerabilidad en Visual Studio 2005
Type:Vulnerability
Effects:  

It is a critical vulnerability in certain versions of Visual Studio 2005, which allows hackers to gain remote control of the affected computer with the same privileges as the logged-on user.

Affected platforms:

Other

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

Brief Description 

    

MS06-073 is not categorized as virus, worm, Trojan or backdoor. It is a critical vulnerability in the WMI Object Broker of the following versions of Visual Studio 2005:

  • Standard Edition.
  • Professional Edition.
  • Team Suite.
  • Team Edition for Developers.
  • Team Edition for Architects.
  • Team Edition for Testers.

If exploited successfully, MS06-073 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.

MS06-073 is exploited by enticing users into accessing a specially crafted website.

 

If you have any of the vulnerable versions of Visual Studio 2005 installed on your 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.