Microsoft Releases Security Update for Vulnerability in Microsoft Video Activex Control

by Venkat eswarlu on July 16, 2009

in security

Microsoft released cumulative security update of ActiveX kill Bits  for vulnerability in Microsoft Video ActiveX Control. Microsoft was working on the patch for the vulanarability till now and they released today.The vulnerability is rated is critical by Microsoft.

Here is the description of that vulnerability according to Microsoft.

“ A remote code execution vulnerability exists in the Microsoft video ActiveX control ,msvidctl.dll .An attacker could exploit the vulnbarability by constructing  a specially crafted webpage .When a user views the webpage ,the vulnerability could allow remote code execution.An attacker who successfully exploited the vulnarability could gain same user rights as the  logged on user”.

This critical vulnerability affects majorly Windows XP sp2 and sp3  and Windows 2003 server operating systems,impact of it is none on vista.This security update puts a kill bit on vulnerability so that vulnerability control wont’ run in Internet Explorer.

If automatic updates are enabled in your computer these updates install automatically otherwise you have to manually download these updates.

download these  security updates manually

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