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NetBIOS Name Service Reply Information Leakage (824105) (registry check) Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
Checks the remote registry for MS03-034

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

Synopsis :

Random portions of memory may be disclosed thru the NetBIOS name service.

Description :

The remote host is running a version of the NetBT name
service which suffers from a memory disclosure problem.

A possible hacker may send a special packet to the remote NetBT name
service, and the reply will contain random arbitrary data from
the remote host memory. This arbitrary data may be a fragment from
the web page the remote user is viewing, or something more serious
like a POP password or anything else.

A possible hacker may use this flaw to continuously 'poll' the content
of the memory of the remote host and might be able to obtain sensitive

Solution :

Microsoft has released a set of patches for Windows NT, 2000, XP ans 2003 :

Threat Level:

High / CVSS Base Score : 8

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