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MS05-036

Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:MS05-036
Technical name:MS05-036
Threat level:Low
Alias:Vulnerability in Microsoft Color Management Module
Type:Vulnerability
Effects:  

It is a vulnerability in Windows 2003/XP/2000 computers, which allows hackers to gain remote control of the affected computer with the same privileges as the logged on user.

Affected platforms:

Windows 2003/XP/2000

First detected on:July 13, 2005
Detection updated on:July 13, 2005
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

MS05-036 is not categorized as virus, worm, Trojan or backdoor. It is a critical vulnerability in Windows 2003/XP/2000 computers, which allows to remotely execute arbitrary code in the vulnerable computer.

If exploited successfully, MS05-036 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.

MS05-036 is exploited by creating a specially crafted image and enticing users into viewing it.

 

If you have a Windows 2003/XP/2000 computer, it is recommendable to download and apply the security patch for this vulnerability. Click here to access the web page for downloading the patch.