MS08-038: Vulnerability in Windows Explorer Could Allow Remote Code Execution (950582)

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Synopsis :

Vulnerabilities in the Windows Shell may allow an attacker to execute
privileged commands on the remote host.

Description :

The remote version of Windows contains a version of the Windows Shell
that contains a vulnerability in the way it handles saved searches.

An attacker might use this flaw to trick an administrator to execute a
saved search and therefore execute arbitrary commands on his behalf.

See also :

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/bulletin/ms08-038

Solution :

Microsoft has released a set of patches for Windows Vista and 2008.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.9
(CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Windows : Microsoft Bulletins

Nessus Plugin ID: 33442 ()

Bugtraq ID: 30109

CVE ID: CVE-2008-1435