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MS08-070

 
Threat LevelLow threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Type:Vulnerability
Affected platforms:

Other

worm, Trojan or backdoor. It is a group of critical vulnerabilities in the ActiveX Control for Visual Basic 6.0, which allows arbitrary code to be remotely executed in the vulnerable computer.

The affected versions are:

  • Visual Basic 6.0 Runtime Extended Files.
  • Visual Studio .NET 2002 and 2003.
  • Visual FoxPro 8.9 and 9.0.
  • Office FrontPage 2002.
  • Office Project 2003 and 2007.

 

If exploited successfully, MS08-070 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.

MS08-070 is exploited by hosting a specially crafted website designed to invoke the security patch for this vulnerability. Click here to access the web page for downloading the patch.