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CVE Number Vulnerability Product Severity Date
MS11-076 Vulnerability in Windows Media Center Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2604926) Windows Vista Important 12-10-2011

Technical Information

Brief overview of the risk:
The vulnerability could allow remote code execution if an attacker convinces a user to open a legitimate file that is located in the same network directory as a specially crafted dynamic link library (DLL) file. Then, while opening the legitimate file, Windows Media Center could attempt to load the DLL file and execute any code it contained.
Detailed Information on the risk:

A remote code execution vulnerability exists in the way that Windows Media Center handles the loading of DLL files. 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.

Further information on this exploit is available at : MS11-076

Affected Software

Windows Vista Service Pack 2
Windows Vista x64 Edition Service Pack 2
Windows 7 for 32-bit Systems and Windows 7 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 1
Windows 7 for x64-based Systems and Windows 7 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1