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Vulnerability Assessment Details

Vulnerability in Printer Spooler Service Could Allow Remote Code Execution (896423) - Network Check

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Acertains the presence of update 896423 (network check)

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

Summary :

Arbitrary code can be executed on the remote host due to a flaw in the
Spooler service.

Description :

The remote host contains a version of the Print Spooler service which
is vulnerable to a security flaw which may permit a possible hacker to execute
code on the remote host or crash the spooler service.

A possible hacker can execute code on the remote host with a NULL session against :
- Windows 2000

A possible hacker can crash the remote service with a NULL session against :
- Windows 2000
- Windows XP SP1

A possible hacker needs valid credentials to crash the service against :
- Windows 2003
- Windows XP SP2

Solution :

Microsoft has released a set of patches for Windows 2000, XP and 2003 :

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms05-043.mspx

Network Security Threat Level:

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10
(AV:R/AC:L/Au:NR/C:C/A:C/I:C/B:N)

Networks Security ID: 14514

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2005-2007 Tenable Network Security

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