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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
Arbitrary code can be executed on the remote host.
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.
Microsoft has released a set of patches for Windows NT, 2000, XP and 2003 :
Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10
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