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CVE Number Vulnerability Product Severity Date
MS08-038 Vulnerability in Windows Explorer Could Allow Remote Code Execution (950582) Windows Server Critical 09-07-2008

Technical Information

Brief overview of the risk:
A remote code execution vulnerability exists when saving a specially crafted search file within Windows Explorer. This operation causes Windows Explorer to exit and restart in an exploitable manner.
Detailed Information on the risk:
If a user is logged on with administrative user rights, an attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could take complete control of an affected system. An attacker could then install programs; view, change, or delete data; or create new accounts with full user rights. Users whose accounts are configured to have fewer user rights on the system could be less impacted than users who operate with administrative user rights.Further information on this exploit is available at : MS08-038

Affected Software

Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems
Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based Systems
Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems
Windows Vista
Windows Vista Service Pack 1
Windows Vista x64 Edition
Windows Vista x64 Edition Service Pack 1