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30 Days



This vulnerability is 14 years 5 months and 23 days old there are exploits publicly available for it. The vulnerability itself is over a year old, and with there being exploits publicly available it is highly advisable that this vulnerability is patched immediately.



Arbitrary code can be executed on the remote host.


Vulnerability Description

There is a flaw in the Task Scheduler application which could allow a remote attacker to execute code remotely. There are many attack vectors for this flaw. An attacker, exploiting this flaw, would need to either have the ability to connect to the target machine or be able to coerce a local user to either install a .job file or browse to a malicious website.

It should be noted that while this issue does not affect Windows NT 4.0 SP6a, it may affect this platform if Internet Explorer 6 SP1 is installed.



Microsoft has released a set of patches for Windows 2000, XP and 2003.


Further Information


CVE References

CVE-2004-0212 NIST | MITRE | CVEDetails


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