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|worm, Trojan or backdoor. It is an important vulnerability in Internet Security and Acceleration Server 2006, which allows to gain local privilege escalation.|
If exploited successfully, MS09-031 allows to gain unauthorized privileges on a computer or network. An example of privilege elevation would be an unprivileged user who could manage to be added to the Administrator's group. In such case, the hacker could take complete control of the system: create, modify or delete files, install programs, create new user accounts, etc.
In order to exploit this vulnerability, the attacking user would need to know the username that the attacker is intending to impersonate. This way, this malicious user could attempt to access a resource that is segregated from the network by an ISA Server 2006 system.
If you have the vulnerable component 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.