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Unchecked buffer in Locate Service Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
Checks for MS Hotfix 810833

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

Synopsis :

Arbitrary code can be executed on the remote host.

Description :

The Microsoft Locate service is a name server that maps logical
names to network-specific names.

There is a security vulnerability in this server which allows
a possible hacker to execute arbitrary code in it by sending a specially
crafted packet to it.

Solution :

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

Threat Level:

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10

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