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Alert (SA06-164A)

Microsoft Windows, Internet Explorer, Media Player, Word, and PowerPoint Vulnerabilities

Original release date: June 13, 2006

Systems Affected

  • Microsoft Windows
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer
  • Microsoft Windows Media Player
  • Microsoft Word for Windows
  • Microsoft PowerPoint for Windows and Mac OS X
  • Microsoft Works
  • Microsoft Office

Overview

Critical vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows, Internet Explorer, Windows Media Player, Word, PowerPoint, Works, and Office may allow an attacker to take control of your computer.

Solution

Apply Update

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

Apple Mac OS X users should obtain updates from the Mactopia web site.

Description

Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows, Internet Explorer, Windows Media Player, Word, PowerPoint, Works, and Office may allow an attacker to access your computer, install and run malicious software on your computer, or cause it to crash.

For more technical information, see US-CERT Technical Alert TA06-164A.


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