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

This script is Copyright (C) 2012-2017 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Windows host is susceptible to a denial of service attack.

Description :

The DNS server installed 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 restart.

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: Windows : Microsoft Bulletins

Nessus Plugin ID: 58329 ()

Bugtraq ID: 52374

CVE ID: CVE-2012-0006

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