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Vulnerability in Print Spooler Service Could Allow Remote Code Execution (896423) Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
Acertains the presence of update 896423

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

Synopsis :

Arbitrary code can be executed on the remote host due to a flaw in the
Spooler service.

Description :

The remote host contains a version of the Print Spooler service which
is vulnerable to a security flaw which may allow a possible hacker to execute
code on the remote host or crash the spooler service.

A possible hacker can execute code on the remote host with a NULL session against :
- Windows 2000

A possible hacker can crash the remote service with a NULL session against :
- Windows 2000
- Windows XP SP1

A possible hacker needs valid credentials to crash the service against :
- Windows 2003
- Windows XP SP2

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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