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|worm, Trojan or backdoor. It is an important vulnerability in Internet Information Services (IIS), which allows arbitrary code to be remotely executed in the vulnerable computer.|
The affected IIS versions are the following:
- Internet Information Services 6.0 on Windows 2003.
- Internet Information Services 7.0 on Windows 2008/Vista.
- Internet Information Services 7.5 on Windows 2008/7.
If exploited successfully, MS10-040 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 usually exploited by creating a specially crafted HTTP request and sending it to the vulnerable computer.
If you have any of the vulnerable IIS versions, it is recommended to download and apply the security patch for this vulnerability. Click here to access the web page for downloading the patch.