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Vulnerability in DHCP Client Service Could Allow Remote Code Execution (914388) Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
Acertains the presence of update 914388

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

Synopsis :

Arbitrary code can be executed on the remote host due to a flaw in the
DHCP client.

Description :

The remote host contains a DHCP client which is vulnerable to a buffer overrun
vulnerability when receiving a malformed response to a DHCP request.

A possible hacker may exploit this flaw to execute arbitrary code on the remote
host with 'SYSTEM' rights.

Typically, the attacker would need to be on the same physical subnet as
this victim to exploit this flaw. Also, the victim needs to be configured
to use DHCP.

Solution :

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

Threat Level:

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.0

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