MS03-049: Buffer Overflow in the Workstation Service (828749)

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Synopsis :

Arbitrary code can be executed on the remote host.

Description :

The remote version of Windows contains a flaw in the function
NetpValidateName() in the WorkStation service that could allow an
attacker to execute arbitrary code on the remote host with the SYSTEM

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

See also :

Solution :

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

Risk factor :

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

Family: Windows : Microsoft Bulletins

Nessus Plugin ID: 11921 ()

Bugtraq ID: 9011

CVE ID: CVE-2003-0812