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VPR Score: 7.4
SynopsisArbitrary code can be executed on the remote host via the WINS service.
DescriptionThe remote Windows Internet Naming Service (WINS) server is prone to a heap overflow attack that could allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code on this host.
To exploit this flaw, an attacker would need to send a specially crafted packet to port 42 of the remote host.
SolutionMicrosoft has released a set of patches for Windows NT, 2000 and 2003.