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Vulnerability Assessment Details
Acertains the presence of update 913580
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment
A vulnerability in MSDTC could permit remote code execution.
The remote version of Windows contains a version of MSDTC (Microsoft Data
Transaction Coordinator) service which is vulnerable to several remote code
execution and denial of service vulnerabilities.
A possible hacker may exploit these flaws to obtain the complete control of the
remote host (2000, NT4) or to crash the remote service (XP, 2003).
Microsoft has released a set of patches for Windows 2000, XP and 2003 :
Network Security Threat Level:
High / CVSS Base Score : 7.0
Networks Security ID: 17905, 17906
Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2006-2007 Tenable Network Security
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