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CVE Number Vulnerability Product Severity Date
MS10-055 Vulnerability in Cinepak Codec Could Allow Remote Code Execution (982665) Windows 7 Critical 11-08-2010

Technical Information

Brief overview of the risk:
A remote code execution vulnerability exists in the way the Cinepak codec handles supported format files.
Detailed Information on the risk:

This vulnerability could allow code execution if a user opened a specially crafted media file. 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 : MS10-055

Affected Software

Windows 7 for 32-bit Systems
Windows 7 for x64-based Systems
Windows Vista x64 Edition Service Pack 1
Windows Vista x64 Edition Service Pack 2
Windows XP Professional x64 Edition Service Pack 2
Windows XP Service Pack 3