MS11-068: Vulnerability in Windows Kernel Could Allow Denial of Service (2556532)

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Synopsis :

The Windows kernel is affected by a vulnerability that could result in
a denial of service.

Description :

The remote host is running a Windows kernel version that is affected by
a denial of service vulnerability involving the code that handles
parsing file metadata when browsing a folder.

A remote attacker could exploit this issue by tricking a user into
opening a folder containing a specially crafted file, resulting in a
denial of service.

See also :

Solution :

Microsoft has released a set of patches for Windows Vista, 2008, 7,
and 2008 R2.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.1
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.9
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Windows : Microsoft Bulletins

Nessus Plugin ID: 55798 ()

Bugtraq ID: 48997

CVE ID: CVE-2011-1971