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Buffer Overflow in the Workstation Service (828749) Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
Checks for hotfix 828749

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

Synopsis :

Arbitrary code can be executed on the remote host.

Description :

The remote version of Windows contains a flaw in the function
NetpValidateName() in the WorkStation service which may allow an
attacker to execute arbitrary code on the remote host with the SYSTEM

A series of worms (Welchia, Spybot, ...) are known to exploit this
vulnerability in the wild.

Solution :

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

Threat Level:

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10

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