Vulnerabilities in Windows could allow remote code execution
Description: 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 21, 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
For more information on this issue, including potential causes, workarounds, and resolutions, see: Microsoft KB Article KB981210.