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           ESB-2005.0025 -- Microsoft Security Bulletin MS05-002
       Vulnerability in Cursor and Icon Format Handling Could Allow
                           Remote Code Execution
                              12 January 2005


        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary

Product:           Windows Kernel
Publisher:         Microsoft
Operating System:  Windows Server 2003
                   Windows XP
                   Windows 2000
                   Windows ME
                   Windows 98SE
                   Windows 98
                   Windows NT
Impact:            Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands
Access:            Remote/Unauthenticated
CVE Names:         CAN-2004-1049 CAN-2004-1305

Original Bulletin: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/MS05-002.mspx

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Title:  Vulnerability in Cursor and Icon Format Handling Could Allow Remote 
Code Execution (891711)

Affected Software: 
 - Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 Service Pack 6a
 - Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 Terminal Server Edition Service Pack 6
 - Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 3 and Microsoft Windows 2000 Service
   Pack 4
 - 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) - Review the FAQ section of this 
   bulletin for details about these operating systems.

Non-Affected Software: 
 - Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2

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:

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