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Alert (SA06-346A)

Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Products

Systems Affected

  • Microsoft Windows
  • Microsoft Visual Studio
  • Microsoft Outlook Express
  • Microsoft Media Player
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer


Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows and Visual Studio could allow an attacker to gain control of your computer.


Apply Update

Microsoft has provided updates to remedy these vulnerabilities. To obtain these updates, visit the Microsoft Update web site. We also recommend enabling Automatic Updates.


Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows, Visual Studio, Outlook Express, Media Player, and Internet Explorer may allow an attacker to access your computer, install and run malicious software on your computer, or cause it to crash. An attacker could exploit these vulnerabilities by using specially crafted network traffic, or by convincing you to view a specially crafted web site or HTML email message.

For more technical information, see US-CERT Technical Alert TA06-346A.



Revision History

  • December 12, 2006: Initial release
    December 15, 2006: Replaced information about Mac updates with a reference to a Microsoft explanation about the error.

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