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

3 Replies to “KB959426”

  1. Causes some functions of the Personalize menu become inaccessible throwing the exception that shell32.dll in System32 is locked even having admin rights. Restoring function fixes the problem.

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