MS06-041: Vulnerability in DNS Resolution Could Allow Remote Code Execution (920683)

This script is Copyright (C) 2006-2015 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

Arbitrary code can be executed on the remote host due to a flaw in the
DNS client.

Description :

The remote host is vulnerable to a buffer overrun in the DNS client
service that could allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code on the
remote host with SYSTEM privileges.

To exploit this vulnerability, an attacker would need to set up a
rogue DNS server to reply to the client with a specially crafted

See also :

Solution :

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

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
CVSS Temporal Score : 7.4
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Windows : Microsoft Bulletins

Nessus Plugin ID: 22183 ()

Bugtraq ID: 19319

CVE ID: CVE-2006-3440

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