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ASN.1 parsing vulnerability (828028) Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
Checks the version of MDAC

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

Synopsis :

Arbitrary code can be executed on the remote host.

Description :

The remote Windows host has a ASN.1 library which is vulnerable to a
flaw which could allow a possible hacker to execute arbitrary code on this host.

To exploit this flaw, a possible hacker would need to send a specially crafted
ASN.1 encoded packet (either an IPsec session negotiation, or an HTTPS request)
with improperly advertised lengths.

A public code is available to exploit this flaw.

Solution :

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

Threat Level:

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10

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