August 12, 2008
Microsoft Windows Event System is prone to a remote code-execution vulnerability.
Remote authenticated attackers can exploit this issue to execute arbitrary code with SYSTEM privileges.
A successful attack can result in a full compromise of the affected computer.
Run all software as a nonprivileged user with minimal access rights.
If possible, run all services with the minimal amount of privileges required for functionality.
Permit privileged access for trusted individuals only.
Allow only trusted users to have account credentials to access the resources.
Microsoft has released an advisory and fixes. Please see the references for more information.
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