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ITsVISTA KB-Link: KB959426

Blended Threat Vulnerability in SearchPath Could Allow Elevation of Privilege

UpdatesDescription:This security update resolves a publicly disclosed vulnerability in the Windows SearchPath function that could allow elevation of privilege if a user downloaded a specially crafted file to a specific location, then opened an application that could load the file under certain circumstances. The security update addresses the vulnerability by modifying the way that Windows loads files from the desktop.

Update type: Moderate

Release date: April 14, 2009

Applies to: All versions

Knowledge base: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/959426

Download link: 32-bit | 64-bit
Comments:Here are the specifics on the vulnerabilities covered by this update:

  • Blended Threat Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability – CVE-2008-2540
There is a download that resolves this issue.

For more information on this issue, including potential causes, workarounds, and resolutions, see: Microsoft KB Article KB959426.

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