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MS08-077

 
Threat LevelLow threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Type:Vulnerability
Affected platforms:

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worm, Trojan or backdoor. It is an important vulnerability in Office SharePoint Server, which allows local privilege escalation in the vulnerable computer. The affected versions are Search Server 2008 and Office SharePoint Server 2007.

If exploited successfully, MS08-077 allows to gain unauthorized privileges on an affected system. This would allow a hacker to cause denial of service or to disclose information from the Office SharePoint Server 2007.

This vulnerability is exploited by using a web browser to bypass authentication by browsing to a vulnerable section of the SahrePoint server.

 

If you have any of the vulnerable versions mentioned above, it is recommended to download and apply the security patch for this vulnerability. Click here to access the web page for downloading the patch.