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Alert (SA06-045A)

Microsoft Windows, Windows Media Player, and Internet Explorer Vulnerabilities

Original release date: February 14, 2006

Systems Affected

  • Microsoft Windows
  • Windows Media Player
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer


Microsoft has released updates that address critical vulnerabilities in Windows, Windows Media Player, and Internet Explorer.


Apply Updates

Microsoft has provided updates to remedy these vulnerabilities. To obtain the updates, visit the Microsoft Update web site. US-CERT also recommends enabling Automatic Updates.


Microsoft Security Bulletins for February 2006 address vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows, Windows Media Player, and Internet Explorer. These vulnerabilities may allow an attacker to take control of your computer or cause it to crash. For more technical information, see US-CERT Technical Cyber Security Alert TA06-045A.


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