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It is an important vulnerability in Crystal Reports for certain versions of Visual Studio, which allows hackers to gain remote control of the affected computer with the same privileges as the logged-on user.
MS07-052 is not categorized as virus, worm, Trojan or backdoor. It is an important vulnerability in Crystal Reports for Visual Studio, which allows arbitrary code to be remotely executed in the vulnerable computer.
The affected versions of Visual Studio are:
If exploited successfully, MS07-052 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.
MS07-052 is exploited by sending a specially crafted RPT file as an attachment via email and enticing users into opening the attached file.
If you have any of the vulnerable versions of Visual Studio 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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