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Vulnerability in DNS Resolution Could Allow Remote Code Execution (920683) Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
Acertains the presence of update 920683

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

Synopsis :

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

Description :

The remote host is vulnerable to a buffer overrun in the DNS client service
which may allow a possible hacker to execute arbitrary code on the remote host
with the 'System' rights.

To exploit this vulnerability, a possible hacker would need to set up a rogue
DNS server to reply to the client with a specially crafted packet.

Solution :

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

Threat Level:

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0

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