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WINS Code Execution (870763) (registry check) Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
Checks the remote registry for MS04-045

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

Synopsis :

Arbitrary code can be executed on the remote host due to WINS service.

Description :

The remote Windows Internet Naming Service (WINS) is vulnerable to a Heap
overflow vulnerability which could allow a possible hacker to execute arbitrary
code on this host.

To exploit this flaw, a possible hacker would need to send a specially crafted
packet on port 42 of the remote host.

Solution :

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

Threat Level:

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10

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