Microsoft Security Advisory (2490606): Vulnerability in Graphics Rendering Engine Could Allow Remote

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    Revision Note: V1.2 (January 19, 2011): Clarified that the Modify the Access Control List (ACL) on shimgvw.dll workaround only applies to Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 systems and added a new workaround, Disable viewing of thumbnails in Windows Explorer on Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 systems.Summary: Microsoft is investigating new public reports of a vulnerability in the Windows Graphics Rendering Engine. An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could run arbitrary code in the security context of the logged-on user. An attacker could then install programs; view, change, or delete data; or create new accounts with full user rights. Users whose accounts are configured to have fewer user rights on the system could be less impacted than users who operate with administrative user rights.

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