Microsoft Security Advisory 2490606
Vulnerability in Graphics Rendering Engine Could Allow Remote Code Execution
Published: January 04, 2011 | Updated: February 08, 2011
Microsoft has completed the investigation into public reports of this vulnerability. We have issued MS11-006 to address this issue. For more information about this issue, including download links for an available security update, please review MS11-006. The vulnerability addressed is the Windows Shell Graphics Processing Overrun Vulnerability - CVE-2010-3970.
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- V1.0 (January 4, 2011): Advisory published.
- V1.1 (January 5, 2011): Added a link to the automated Microsoft Fix it solution for the Modify the Access Control List (ACL) on shimgvw.dll workaround.
- 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.
- V2.0 (February 8, 2011): Advisory updated to reflect publication of security bulletin.
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