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|worm, 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. It could also cause the computer to stop responding.|
MS10-012 is usually exploited by creating a specially crafted SMB packet and sending it to an affected system.
If you have a Windows 2008/7/Vista/2003/XP/2000 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.
Bear in mind that this security bulletin replaces a previous one called MS09-001.