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MS07-043

 
Threat LevelLow threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:MS07-043
Technical name:MS07-043
Threat level:Medium
Alias:Vulnerability in OLE Automation, Vulnerabilidad en la automatización OLE
Type:Vulnerability
Effects:  

It is a critical vulnerability in OLE Automation on Windows 2003/XP/2000 computers, Office 2004 for Mac or Visual Basic 6, which allows hackers to gain remote control of the affected computer with the same privileges as the logged on user.

Affected platforms:

Windows XP/2000; Other

First detected on:Aug. 15, 2007
Detection updated on:Aug. 16, 2007
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

MS07-043 is not categorized as virus, worm, Trojan or backdoor. It is a critical vulnerability in OLE Automation in Windows 2003/XP/2000, Office 2004 for Mac or Visual Basic 6, which allows arbitrary code to be remotely executed in the vulnerable computer.

If exploited successfully, MS07-043 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 creating a specially crafted script requests that may cause memory corruption when using OLE Automation.

If you have a Windows 2003/XP/2000 computer, Office 2004 for Mac or Visual Basic 6 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.