Security Advisory

Microsoft Security Advisory 925568

Vulnerability in Vector Markup Language Could Allow Remote Code Execution

Published: September 19, 2006 | Updated: September 26, 2006

Microsoft has completed the investigation into a public report of this vulnerability. We have issued MS06-055 to address this issue. For more information about this issue, including download links for an available security update, please review MS06-055. The vulnerability addressed is the Vector Markup Language Vulnerability - CVE-2006-4868.



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  • September 19, 2006: Advisory published.
  • September 21, 2006: Advisory updated with new CVE reference, un-register vgx.dll workaround updated, and Outlook Express mitigation added.
  • September 22, 2006: Advisory updated with third party security updates FAQ, un-register vgx.dll workaround updated, and ISA Server workaround added.
  • September 26, 2006: Advisory updated MS06-055 released that addresses the VML vulnerability.

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