MS11-070: Vulnerability in WINS Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (2571621)
High Nessus Plugin ID 56173
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 privilege escalation vulnerability.
By sending specially crafted packets to the loopback interface on an affected WINS system, a local attacker can potentially exploit this issue to execute arbitrary code and take complete control of the system.
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.