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MS07-005

Threat LevelLow threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:MS07-005
Technical name:MS07-005
Threat level:Medium
Alias:Vulnerability in Step-by-Step Interactive Training, Vulnerabilidad en Step-by-Step Interactive Training
Type:Vulnerability
Effects:  

It is an important vulnerability in Step-by-Step Interactive Training on Windows 2003/XP/2000 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

First detected on:Feb. 14, 2007
Detection updated on:Feb. 14, 2007
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

MS07-005 is not categorized as virus, worm, Trojan or backdoor. It is an important vulnerability in Step-by-Step Interactive Training on Windows 2003/XP/2000 computers, which allows to remotely execute arbitrary code in the vulnerable computer.

If exploited successfully, MS07-005 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.

MS07-005 is exploited by creating a specially crafted file. Then, it can be hosted in a malicious website that opens the file when accessed, or sent as an email attachment in a email message that entices users into opening it.

 

If you have a Windows 2003/XP/2000 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.

Additionally, bear in mind that this security bulletin replaces a previous one, called MS05-031.