MS03-043: Buffer Overrun in Messenger Service (828035)

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Synopsis :

Arbitrary code can be executed on the remote host.

Description :

The remote version of Windows contains a Heap Overflow in the Messenger
service that could allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code on the
remote host with the SYSTEM privileges.

A series of worms (Gaobot, Agobot, ...) are known to exploit this
vulnerability in the wild.

See also :

Solution :

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

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
CVSS Temporal Score : 8.3
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Windows : Microsoft Bulletins

Nessus Plugin ID: 11888 ()

Bugtraq ID: 8826

CVE ID: CVE-2003-0717