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Vulnerability in NetDDE Could Allow Code Execution (841533) Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
Acertains if hotfix 841533 has been installed

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

Synopsis :

Arbitrary code can be executed on the remote host through NetDDE service.

Description :

The remote version of Windows is affected by a vulnerability in
Network Dynamic Data Exchange (NetDDE).

To exploit this flaw, NetDDE would have to be running and a possible hacker
with a specific knowledge of the vulnerability would need to send a malformed
NetDDE message to the remote host to overrun a given buffer.

A public exploit is available to exploit this vulnerability.

Solution :

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

Threat Level:

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10

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