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It is a critical vulnerability in Microsoft Data Access Components (MDAC) 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.
MS06-014 is not categorized as virus, worm, Trojan or backdoor. It is a critical vulnerability in certain versions of Microsoft Data Access Components (MDAC), which can be installed on Windows 2003/XP/2000/Me/98 computers. The vulnerability allows arbitrary code to be remotely executed in the vulnerable computer.
If exploited successfully, MS06-014 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 creating a malicious email message and sending it to the user of a server that is running an affected software application. It can also be exploited by enticing users into accessing a malicious web page.
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.
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