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MS10-051

Threat LevelLow threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:MS10-051
Technical name:MS10-051
Threat level:Medium
Alias:Vulnerability in Microsoft XML Core Services Could Allow Remote Code Execution, Vulnerabilidad en Microsoft XML Core Services podr�a permitir la ejecuci�n remota de c�digo
Type:Vulnerability
Effects:  

It is a critical vulnerability in XML Core Services, 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/NT

First detected on:Aug. 11, 2010
Detection updated on:Aug. 23, 2010
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

MS10-051 is not categorized as virus, worm, Trojan or backdoor. It is a critical vulnerability in XML Core Services, which allows arbitrary code to be remotely executed in the vulnerable computer. The affected version is XML Core Services 3.0.

If exploited successfully, MS10-051 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 hosting a specially crafted website designed to invoke XML through Internet Explorer, and enticing users to access it. The link to the malicious website can be distributed via email or instant messaging programs.

 

If you have XML Core Services 3.0 on Windows 2008/7/Vista/2003/XP, it is recommended to download and apply the security patch for this vulnerability. Click here to access the web page for downloading the patch.

Bear in mind that this security bulletin replaces a previous one, called MS08-069.

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