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Alert (SA07-093A)

Microsoft Update for Windows Animated Cursor Vulnerability

Systems Affected

Microsoft Windows 2000, XP, Server 2003, and Vista are affected. Affected applications include
  • Microsoft Windows
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft Outlook Express
  • Microsoft Windows Mail
  • Microsoft Windows Explorer


Microsoft has released updates to correct critical vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows. One of these vulnerabilities is being actively exploited.


Install updates

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


Microsoft has released Security Bulletin MS07-017 to address critical vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows that could allow an attacker to gain control of your computer. Other non-critical vulnerabilities are also addressed in this bulletin.

Included in these updates is a solution for a previously announced vulnerability in the way that Windows processes malicious animated cursor files (VU#191609).

More technical information is available in US-CERT Technical Cyber Security Alerts TA07-093A and TA07-089A, and in Vulnerability Note VU#191609.



Revision History

  • April 3, 2007: Initial release

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