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           ESB-2004.0649 -- Microsoft Security Bulletin MS04-037
 Vulnerability in Windows Shell Could Allow Remote Code Execution (841356)
                              13 October 2004

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        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
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Publisher:              Microsoft
Operating System:       Windows Server 2003
                        Windows XP
                        Windows 2000
                        Windows NT
                        Windows 98SE
                        Windows 98
                        Windows 98
Impact:                 Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands
Access:                 Remote/Unauthenticated
CVE Names:              CAN-2004-0214 CAN-2004-0572
Original Bulletin URL:  http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/MS04-037.mspx

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MS04-037
Title:  Vulnerability in Windows Shell Could Allow Remote Code Execution
(841356)

Affected Software: 
 - Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 Service Pack 6a
 - Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 Terminal Server Edition Service Pack6
 - Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 3 and 4
 - Microsoft Windows XP and Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 1
 - Microsoft Windows XP 64-Bit Edition Service Pack 1
 - Microsoft Windows XP 64-Bit Edition Version 2003
 - Microsoft Windows Server 2003
 - Microsoft Windows Server 2003 64-Bit Edition
 - Microsoft Windows 98, Microsoft Windows 98 Second Edition (SE), and
   Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition (Me) 
Impact of Vulnerability:  Remote Code Execution

Maximum Severity Rating:  Critical

Restart required:  In some cases, this update does not require a
restart. The installer stops the required services, applies the update,
and then restarts the services. However, if the required services cannot
be stopped for any reason or if required files are in use, this update
will require a restart. If this occurs, a message appears that advises
you to restart.

Update can be uninstalled: Yes

More information on this vulnerability is available at:
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/MS04-037.mspx

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