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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
Arbitrary code can be executed on the remote host due to a flaw in the
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.
Microsoft has released a set of patches for Windows 2000, XP and 2003 :
Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
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