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Arbitrary code can be executed on the remote host through Microsoft
Windows Internet Name Service (WINS).
The version of WINS (Windows Internet Name Service) installed on the
remote Windows host is affected by a memory corruption vulnerability
due to a logic error when handling a socket send exception.
By sending specially crafted packets to the affected WINS system, a
remote attacker can potentially exploit this issue to execute
arbitrary code as either SYSTEM on Windows 2003 or Local Service on
Windows 2008 / 2008 R2.
Note that WINS is not installed by default on any of the affected
operating systems, although Nessus has determined it is on this host.
Note also that this plugin only checks for the vulnerability in
See also :
Microsoft has released a set of patches for Windows 2003, 2008, and
2008 R2 :
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3
CVSS Temporal Score : 7.3
Public Exploit Available : true