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MS07-006

Threat LevelLow threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:MS07-006
Technical name:MS07-006
Threat level:Medium
Alias:Vulnerability in Windows Shell, Vulnerabilidad en el shell de Windows
Type:Vulnerability
Effects:  

It is an important vulnerability in Windows Shell on Windows 2003/XP/2000 computers, which allows hackers to gain local privilege escalation.

Affected platforms:

Windows 2003/XP

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

Brief Description 

    

MS07-006 is not categorized as virus, worm, Trojan or backdoor.  It is an important vulnerability in the Windows Shell on Windows 2003/XP/2000 computers, which allows arbitrary code to be remotely executed in the vulnerable computer.

If exploited successfully, MS07-006 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 usually exploited by executing a specially crafted application in the vulnerable system. However, in order to do so, the user must be authenticated.

 

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 the previous bulletin, called MS06-045.