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Vulnerability in DirectPlay Could Allow Denial of Service (839643) Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
Checks for ms04-016 over the registry

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

Synopsis :

It is possible to crash the remote DirectPlay service.

Description :

The remote host contains a version of version of DirectPlay, a network
protocol which is part of DirectX and is frequently used by game developpers
to create networked multi-player games, which is vulnerable to a denial of

A possible hacker may exploit this flaw by sending a malformed IDirectPlay packet
to a remote application using this service and cause it to crash.

Solution :

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

Threat Level:

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5

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