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CVE Number Vulnerability Product Severity Date
MS08-069 Vulnerabilities in Microsoft XML Core Services Could Allow Remote Code Execution (955218) Microsoft XML Critical 12-11-2008

Technical Information

Brief overview of the risk:
A remote code execution vulnerability exists in the way that Microsoft XML Core Services parses XML content.
Detailed Information on the risk:
The vulnerability could allow remote code execution if a user browses a Web site that contains specially crafted content or opens specially crafted HTML e-mail. 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 : MS08-069

Affected Software

Microsoft XML Core Services 3.0
Microsoft XML Core Services 4.0
Microsoft XML Core Services 5.0
Microsoft XML Core Services 6.0