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Winsock Mutex Vulnerability (Q279336) Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
Acertains whether the hotfix Q279336 is installed

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

Synopsis :

A bug in the remote operating system allows a local user to disable the network
functions of the remote host.

Description :

By default, Windows NT sets weak permissions on the Winsock mutex. A local user
without any privilege may abuse these permissions to lock the mutex indefinitely
and therefore disrupt the network operations of the remote host.

Solution :

Threat Level:

Low / CVSS Base Score : 2

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