CVE-2007-0216

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CVE-2007-0216 is a vulnerability that was discovered in 2007. The flaw is present in the way that Microsoft Windows handles animated cursor (.ANI) files. Attackers could exploit this vulnerability by creating a specially crafted ANI file and tricking users into opening it, which would allow the attacker to execute arbitrary code on the victim's system. This vulnerability was particularly dangerous because it could be exploited simply by previewing an email or visiting a malicious website. When the vulnerability was first discovered, Microsoft released a security update to address the issue. However, at the time, many users were still running older versions of Windows that were no longer supported by Microsoft, leaving them vulnerable to attack. In fact, the SANS Internet Storm Center estimated that up to 40% of all Windows systems were vulnerable to this attack. The severity of this vulnerability led to widespread concern among security experts and prompted many organizations to take immediate action to protect their systems. Ultimately, the discovery of CVE-2007-0216 served as a reminder of the importance of keeping software up-to-date and the potential consequences of failing to do so.
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CERT-EU
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