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ITsVISTA KB-Link: KB950974

Vulnerabilities in Event System Could Allow Remote Code Execution

UpdatesDescription: This update resolves two privately reported vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows Event System that could allow remote code execution. An attacker who successfully exploited these vulnerabilities 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 administrative rights. The security update addresses the vulnerabilities by changing the way that Event System handles per-user subscriptions.

Update type: Important

Release date: August 12, 2008

Applies to: All

Knowledge base: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/950974

Download link: 32-bit | 64-bit

Comments: Here are the specifics on the vulnerabilities covered by this update:

There is a download that resolves this issue.

For more information on this issue, including potential causes, workarounds, and resolutions, see: Microsoft KB Article KB950974.

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