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Microsoft Releases a Security Advisory for Windows Sidebar and Gadgets

Original release date: July 12, 2012 | Last revised: October 23, 2012

Microsoft has released security advisory 2719662 to address a vulnerability in Microsoft Windows Sidebar and Gadgets. This vulnerability may allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code, take control of an affected system, or disclose sensitive information.

US-CERT encourages users and administrators to review Microsoft Security Advisory 2719662. This advisory indicates that the workaround does not correct the vulnerability, but it may help mitigate the risk against known attack vectors by disabling the Windows Sidebar and Gadgets.

US-CERT will provide additional information as it becomes available.

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