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MS05-037

Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:MS05-037
Technical name:MS05-037
Threat level:Low
Alias:Vulnerability in JView Profiler, Vulnerabilidad en JView Profiler
Type:Vulnerability
Effects:  

It is a critical vulnerability in Internet Explorer versions 5.01, 5.5 and 6 on Windows 2003/XP/2000/Me/98 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/ME/98

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

Brief Description 

    

MS05-037 is not categorized as virus, worm, Trojan or backdoor. It is a critical vulnerability in JView Profiler, a component of Internet Explorer on Windows 2003/XP/2000/Me/98 computers, which allows arbitrary code to be remotely executed in the vulnerable computer. Affected versions of Internet Explorer are 5.01, 5.5 and 6.

If exploited successfully, MS05-037 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.

MS05-037 is exploited by creating a specially crafted web page and enticing users into accessing it.

 

If you have a Windows 2003/XP/2000/Me/98 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 for this vulnerability.