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MS09-023

 
Threat LevelLow threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Type:Vulnerability
Affected platforms:

Other

worm, Trojan or backdoor. It is a moderate vulnerability in Windows Search on Windows 2003/XP computers, which allows to disclose information. The affected version of Windows Search is 4.0.

If exploited successfully, MS09-023 allows an attacking user to run a malicious client-side script, which could allow them to disclose sensitive information.

MS09-023 is usually exploited by placing a specially crafted file on the system or in an email message in an indexed mail box. If a user performs a search that returns this file as the first result, arbitrary HTML script execution could occur. If this file is not the first result, the user has to select and preview the file.

 

If you have Windows Search 4.0 on your Windows 2003/XP 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.