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It is a critical vulnerability in certain versions of Visual Studio 2005, which allows hackers to gain remote control of the affected computer with the same privileges as the logged-on user.
MS06-073 is not categorized as virus, worm, Trojan or backdoor. It is a critical vulnerability in the WMI Object Broker of the following versions of Visual Studio 2005:
If exploited successfully, MS06-073 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.
MS06-073 is exploited by enticing users into accessing a specially crafted website.
If you have any of the vulnerable versions of Visual Studio 2005 installed on your computer, it is recommended 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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