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HTTP Windows Search Code Exec

Severity: High

This attack could pose a serious security threat. You should take immediate action to stop any damage or prevent further damage from happening.

Description

This signature will detect attempts to exploit a remote code execution vulnerability in Windows search.

Additional Information

A remote code execution vulnerability exists in Windows Explorer which allows an attacker to construct a malicious web page that includes a call to the search-ms protocol handler, which passes untrusted data to Windows Explorer.

To view this vulnerability as a standard entry in the Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures list, see CVE-2008-4269.

Response

Download and install all vendor patches related to this vulnerability.
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