MS05-002: Cursor and Icon Format Handling Code Execution (891711)
High Nessus Plugin ID 16124
SynopsisArbitrary code can be executed on the remote host through the web or email client.
DescriptionThe remote host contains a version of the Windows kernel that is affected by a security flaw in the way that cursors and icons are handled. An attacker may be able to execute arbitrary code on the remote host by constructing a malicious web page and entice a victim to visit this web page. An attacker may send a malicious email to the victim to exploit this flaw too.
SolutionMicrosoft has released a set of patches for Windows NT, 2000, XP and 2003.