Security Advisory

Microsoft Security Advisory 927709

Vulnerability in Visual Studio 2005 Could Allow Remote Code Execution

Published: October 31, 2006 | Updated: December 12, 2006

Microsoft has completed the investigation into a public report of this vulnerability. We have issued MS06-073 to address this issue. For more information about this issue, including download links for an available security update, please review MS06-073. The vulnerability addressed is the Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Vulnerability - CVE-2006-4704.



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  • October 31, 2006: Advisory published.
  • November 8, 2006: Advisory updated to alert customers that we are aware of attacks using the reported vulnerability.
  • December 12, 2006: Advisory updated to reflect publication of security bulletin.

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