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Vulnerability in Plug and Play Could Allow Remote Code Execution and Elevation of Privilege (899588) Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
Acertains the presence of update 899588

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

Synopsis :

Arbitrary code can be executed on the remote host due to a flaw in the
Plug-And-Play service.

Description :

The remote version of Windows contains a flaw in the function
PNP_QueryResConfList() in the Plug and Play service which may allow an
attacker to execute arbitrary code on the remote host with the SYSTEM

A series of worms (Zotob) are known to exploit this vulnerability in the

Solution :

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

Threat Level:

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10

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