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VPR Score: 7.4
SynopsisArbitrary code can be executed on the remote host through Microsoft Windows Internet Name Service (WINS).
DescriptionThe version of WINS (Windows Internet Name Service) installed on the remote Windows host is affected by a memory corruption vulnerability due to a logic error when handling a socket send exception.
By sending specially crafted packets to the affected WINS system, a remote attacker can potentially exploit this issue to execute arbitrary code as either SYSTEM on Windows 2003 or Local Service on Windows 2008 / 2008 R2.
Note that WINS is not installed by default on any of the affected operating systems, although Nessus has determined it is on this host.
SolutionMicrosoft has released a set of patches for Windows 2003, 2008, and 2008 R2.