MS12-017: Vulnerability in DNS Server Could Allow Denial of Service (2647170) (uncredentialed check)

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Synopsis :

The DNS server running on the remote host is susceptible to a denial of
service attack.

Description :

According to its self-reported version number, the Microsoft DNS server
running on the remote host does not properly handle objects in memory
when looking up the resource record of a domain. By sending a specially
crafted DNS query an attacker may be able to exploit this flaw and cause
the DNS server on the remote host to stop responding and eventually

See also :

Solution :

Microsoft has released a set of patches for Windows 2003, 2008, and
2008 R2.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.1
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: DNS

Nessus Plugin ID: 72837 ()

Bugtraq ID: 52374

CVE ID: CVE-2012-0006