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Unchecked Buffer in PPTP Implementation Could Enable DOS Attacks (Q329834) Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
Checks for MS Hotfix Q329834, Unchecked Buffer in PPTP DOS

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

Synopsis :

It is possible to crash the remote system.

Description :

The remote version of Windows contains a flaw in his PPTP implementation.
If the remote host is configured to act as a PPTP server, a remote
attacker can send a specially crafted packet to corrupt the kernel
memory and crash the remote system.

Solution :

Microsoft has released a set of patches for Windows XP and 2000 :

Threat Level:

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5

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