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Microsoft Security Bulletin MS08-033 (Critical): Vulnerabilities in DirectX Could Allow Remote Code Execution (951698)

Published: June 10, 2008 | Updated: July 16, 2008

This security update resolves two privately reported vulnerabilities in Microsoft DirectX that could allow remote code execution if a user opens a specially crafted media file. An attacker who successfully exploited either of these vulnerabilities could take complete control of an affected system. An attacker could then install programs; view, change, or delete data; or create new accounts with full user rights. Users whose accounts are configured to have fewer user rights on the system could be less impacted than users who operate with administrative user rights.

This security update is rated Critical for all supported editions of Microsoft Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, and Windows Server 2008.

The security update addresses the vulnerability by modifying the way that DirectX handles MJPEG and SAMI format files.

Microsoft recommends that customers apply the update immediately.

Source / full article / download: Microsoft TechNet

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July 18, 2008 - Posted by | Advisories, Alerts, Downloads, Malware, Recommended External Security Related Links, Vulnerabilities | , , , , , , , , , , ,

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