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Buffer Overrun in Messenger Service (real test) Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
Checks for hotfix Q828035
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
A security vulnerability exists in the Messenger Service that could allow
arbitrary code execution on an affected system. A possible hacker who successfully
exploited this vulnerability could be able to run code with Local System
rights on an affected system, or could cause the Messenger Service to fail.
Disabling the Messenger Service will prevent the possibility of attack.
This test actually checked for the existence of this flaw.
Solution : see http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms03-043.mspx
Threat Level: High
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