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MS10-061

 
Threat LevelLow threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Type:Vulnerability
Affected platforms:

Windows 2003/XP/2000

worm, Trojan or backdoor. It is a critical vulnerability in the Windows Print Spooler service on Windows 2008/7/Vista/2003/XP computers, which allows arbitrary code to be remotely executed in the vulnerable computer.

If exploited successfully, MS10-061 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 sending a specially crafted print request to a vulnerable system that has a print spooler interface exposed over RPC.

 

If you have a Windows 2008/7/Vista/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.