MS12-017: Vulnerability in DNS Server Could Allow Denial of Service (2647170) (uncredentialed check)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 72837
SynopsisThe DNS server running on the remote host is susceptible to a denial of service attack.
DescriptionAccording to its self-reported version number, the Microsoft DNS server running on the remote host does not properly handle objects in memory when looking up the resource record of a domain. By sending a specially crafted DNS query an attacker may be able to exploit this flaw and cause the DNS server on the remote host to stop responding and eventually restart.
SolutionMicrosoft has released a set of patches for Windows 2003, 2008, and 2008 R2.