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Malformed PPTP Packet Stream Vulnerability (Q283001) Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
Acertains whether the hotfix Q283001 is installed

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

Synopsis :

A flaw in the remote PPTP implementation may allow a possible hacker to cause a denial
of service.

Description :

The hotfix for the 'Malformed PPTP Packet Stream' problem has not been applied.
This hotfix corrects a memory leak in Windows NT PPTP implementation which may
cause it to use all the resources of the remote host.

A possible hacker may use this flaw by sending malformed PPTP packets to the remote
host until no more memory is available. This would result in a denial of service
of the remote service or the whole system.

Solution :

Threat Level:

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4

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