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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
It is possible to crash the remote DirectPlay service.
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.
Microsoft has released a set of patches for Windows 2000, XP and 2003 :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5
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