MS08-037: Vulnerabilities in DNS Could Allow Spoofing (951746) (uncredentialed check)

high Nessus Plugin ID 72834
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The DNS server running on the remote host is vulnerable to DNS spoofing attacks.


According to its self-reported version number, the Microsoft DNS Server running on the remote host contains issues in the DNS library that could allow an attacker to send malicious DNS responses to DNS requests made by the remote host thereby spoofing or redirecting internet traffic from legitimate locations.


Microsoft has released patches for Windows 2000, 2003, and 2008 Server.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 72834

File Name: ms_dns_kb951746.nasl

Version: 1.13

Type: remote

Family: DNS

Published: 3/5/2014

Updated: 11/15/2018

Dependencies: ms_dns_version.nasl

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2008-1454


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9.4

Temporal Score: 7.4

Vector: AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:C/A:C

Temporal Vector: E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:microsoft:windows

Required KB Items: ms_dns/version

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 7/8/2008

Vulnerability Publication Date: 7/8/2008

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-1447, CVE-2008-1454

BID: 30131, 30132

CERT: 800113

IAVA: 2008-A-0045

MSFT: MS08-037

MSKB: 951746