MS03-034: NetBIOS Name Service Reply Information Leakage (824105) (credentialed check)
Low Nessus Plugin ID 16299
SynopsisRandom portions of memory may be disclosed thru the NetBIOS name service.
DescriptionThe remote host is running a version of the NetBT name service that suffers from a memory disclosure problem.
An attacker could send a special packet to the remote NetBT name service, and the reply will contain random arbitrary data from the remote host memory. This arbitrary data may be a fragment from the web page the remote user is viewing, or something more serious like a POP password or anything else.
An attacker may use this flaw to continuously 'poll' the content of the memory of the remote host and might be able to obtain sensitive information.
SolutionMicrosoft has released a set of patches for Windows NT, 2000, XP and 2003.