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Windows 2000 Security Fix Released

David Utter
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Published: 2005-05-12

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A remote code execution vulnerability in Windows 2000 has been addressed by Microsoft with a patch.

In a Microsoft security bulletin, the software company disclosed a remote code execution vulnerability.

The Web View in Windows Explorer was identified as the vulnerable point. A malicious file containing certain HTML characters viewed by a user could allow for the execution of arbitrary code in the user's context.

If that user has logged on with administrative privileges, an attacker could possibly take control of a remote system. Users of Windows 2000 should download the appropriate fix from Microsoft's web site.



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