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MS06-075

Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:MS06-075
Technical name:MS06-075
Threat level:Low
Alias:Vulnerability in Windows, Vulnerabilidad en Windows
Type:Vulnerability
Effects:  

It is a vulnerability on Windows 2003/XP computers, which allows hackers to gain local privilege escalation.

Affected platforms:

Windows 2003/XP

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

Brief Description 

    

MS06-075 is not categorized as virus, worm, Trojan or backdoor. It is an important vulnerability on Windows 2003/XP computers, which allows local privilege escalation in the vulnerable computer.

If exploited successfully, MS06-075 allows to gain unauthorized privileges on a computer or network. An example of privilege elevation would be an unprivileged user who could manage to be added to the Administrator's group. In such case, 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 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 2003/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.