This critical security update resolves a privately reported vulnerability. A remote code execution vulnerability exists in Microsoft Agent in the way that it handles certain specially crafted URLs. The vulnerability could allow an attacker to remotely execute code on the affected system. 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.
This is a critical security update for Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 4. The security update addresses the vulnerability by changing the way Microsoft Agent handles specially crafted URLs.
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