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Buffer Overrun in Messenger Service (828035) Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
Checks for hotfix Q828035

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

Synopsis :

Arbitrary code can be executed on the remote host.

Description :

The remote version of Windows contains a Heap Overflow in the Messenger
service which may allow a possible hacker to execute arbitrary code on the
remote host with the SYSTEM rights.

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

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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