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ITsVISTA KB-Link: KB981210

Vulnerabilities in Windows Could Allow Remote Code Execution

UpdatesDescription: This security update resolves two privately reported vulnerabilities in Windows Authenticode Verification that could allow remote code execution. An attacker who successfully exploited either 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. The security update addresses the vulnerabilities by performing additional verification operations when signing and verifying a portable executable or cabinet file.

Update type: Critical

Release date: April 13, 2010

Applies to: All versions

Knowledge base: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/981210

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

  • WinVerifyTrust Signature Validation Vulnerability – CVE-2010-0486
  • Cabview Corruption Validation Vulnerability – CVE-2010-0487
There is a download that resolves this issue.
32-bit Download: Contact Microsoft
64-Bit Download: Contact Microsoft

For more information on this issue, including potential causes, workarounds, and resolutions, see: Microsoft KB Article KB981210.

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