MS09-015: Blended Threat Vulnerability in SearchPath Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (959426)

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Synopsis :

The remote host may allow remote code execution.

Description :

A vulnerability in the way the Windows SearchPath function locates and
opens files on the remote host could allow an attacker to execute
arbitrary remote code if he can trick a user into downloading a
specially crafted file into a specific location, such as the Windows

See also :

Solution :

Microsoft has released a set of patches for Windows 2000, XP, 2003,
Vista and 2008.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
CVSS Temporal Score : 7.7
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Windows : Microsoft Bulletins

Nessus Plugin ID: 36153 ()

Bugtraq ID: 29445

CVE ID: CVE-2008-2540