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MS05-053

 
Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:MS05-053
Technical name:MS05-053
Threat level:Low
Alias:Vulnerabilities in Graphics Rendering Engine, Vulnerabilidades en el Motor de Proceso de Gráficos
Type:Vulnerability
Effects:  

It is a group of vulnerabilities on 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, or launch denial of service attacks.

Affected platforms:

Windows 2003/XP/2000

First detected on:Nov. 9, 2005
Detection updated on:Nov. 9, 2005
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

MS05-053 is not categorized as virus, worm, Trojan or backdoor. It is a group of critical vulnerabilities on Windows 2003/XP/2000 computers.

If exploited successfully, MS05-053 allows hackers to gain remote control of the affected computer with the same privileges as the logged on user, or launch denial of service (DoS) attacks.

These vulnerabilities are exploited by creating a specially crafted image that can be sent via email, hosted in a web page, embedded in an Office document or stored in a network share.

Additionally, they can be exploited if a hacker logs on locally and runs a specially crafted program on the affected computer.

 

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.