MUST READ: Microsoft advises users to disable Windows Gadgets

mmadhankumar

The Earth will be better without Us..
Staff member
Community Manager
Joined
6 May 2012
Messages
4,997
Solutions
6
Reaction score
8,689
Vulnerabilities in Gadgets Could Allow Remote Code Execution

Executive Summary
Microsoft is announcing the availability of an automated Microsoft Fix it solution that disables the Windows Sidebar and Gadgets on supported editions of Windows Vista and Windows 7. Disabling the Windows Sidebar and Gadgets can help protect customers from vulnerabilities that involve the execution of arbitrary code by the Windows Sidebar when running insecure Gadgets. In addition, Gadgets installed from untrusted sources can harm your computer and can access your computer's files, show you objectionable content, or change their behavior at any time.

An attacker who successfully exploited a Gadget vulnerability could run arbitrary code in the context of the current user. If the current user is logged on with administrative user rights, an attacker could take complete control of the affected system. An attacker could then install programs; view, change, or delete data; or create new accounts with full user rights. 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.

Applying the automated Microsoft Fix It solution described in Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 2719662 disables the Windows Sidebar experience and all Gadget functionality.

Recommendation: Customers who are concerned about vulnerable or malicious Gadgets should apply the automated Fix It solution as soon as possible.



Source: Microsoft Security Advisory
 
To help protect customers from vulnerabilities , Microsoft must disable Windows itself... :lol :lol

ssparikshya said:
I dont use or like them

I use Network Meter ... :wall
 
Back
Top Bottom
AdBlock Detected

We get it, advertisements are annoying!

Sure, ad-blocking software does a great job at blocking ads, but it also blocks useful features of our website. For the best site experience please disable your AdBlocker.

I've Disabled AdBlock