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|Alias:||Vulnerability in Indexing Service Could Allow Cross-Site Scripting, Vulnerabilidad en Indexing Service|
It is a moderate vulnerability in Windows 2003/XP/2000 computers, which allows hackers to launch cross-site scripting attacks.
|First detected on:||Sept. 13, 2006|
|Detection updated on:||Sept. 13, 2006|
MS06-053 is not categorized as virus, worm, Trojan or backdoor. It is a moderate vulnerability in Windows 2003/XP/2000 computers.
If exploited successfully, MS06-053 allows hackers to inject code into the user's session with a website. This way, they could spoof content, disclose information or take any action that the user could take on the affected website.
This vulnerability is usually exploited by creating a specially crafted web page, and enticing users into accessing it. Websites that host user-provided content or advertisements could also be used.
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.