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Vulnerability protection

Windows OLE Automation vulnerability could allow remote code execution

Report ID: MS201302012
Date Published: 22 February 2013

Criticality: Critical
Compromise Type: remote-code-execution
Compromise From: remote

Affected Product/Component:

Windows XP


A vulnerability in the Windows Object Linking and Embedding (OLE) Automation could be exploited to allow an attacker to execute code on an affected system. 

Detailed Description

Microsoft has issued a security update to address a vulnerability in Windows Object Linking and Embedding (OLE) Automation. The vulnerability was caused by the way that OLE parses a specially crafted file, and can be exploited by an attacker to be able to execute code on an affected system.

The latest update has resolved this issue by correcting the way that OLE Automation parses files. Users are recommended to install the update onto their system as a protection measure.

CVE Reference



Install the latest security patch for applicable system, available for download from (https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/bulletin/ms13-020)

Security Advisories

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