MS04-016: Vulnerability in DirectPlay Could Allow Denial of Service (839643)

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Synopsis :

It is possible to crash the remote DirectPlay service.

Description :

The remote host contains a version of DirectPlay that is vulnerable to
a denial of service attack. DirectPlay is a component of DirectX and is
frequently used by game developpers to create networked multi-player

An attacker could exploit this flaw by sending a malformed IDirectPlay
packet to a remote application using this service and cause it to

See also :

Solution :

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

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.7
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Windows : Microsoft Bulletins

Nessus Plugin ID: 12267 ()

Bugtraq ID: 10487

CVE ID: CVE-2004-0202