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The affected Windows Media components are:
If exploited successfully, MS08-076 allows hackers to gain remote control of the affected computer with the same privileges as the logged on user and to gain the user's NTLM credentials.
This vulnerability is usually exploited by hosting a malicious server share or website that requires authentication and enticing users to access it. The link to the malicious server share or website website can be distributed through different means such as email or instant messaging programs.
If you have any of the vulnerable Windows Media components, 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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