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Buffer Overrun in Messenger Service (real test)

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Checks for hotfix Q828035

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

A security vulnerability exists in the Messenger Service that could permit
arbitrary code execution on an affected system. A possible hacker who successfully
exploited this vulnerability could be able to run code with Local System
rights on an affected system, or could cause the Messenger Service to fail.
Disabling the Messenger Service will prevent the possibility of attack.

This test actually checked for the existence of this flaw.

Solution : see http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms03-043.mspx

Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID: 8826

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2003 Tenable Network Security

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