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Vulnerability in SMB Could Allow Remote Code Execution (896422) - Network Check

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Acertains the presence of update 896422 (network check)

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

Summary :

Arbitrary code can be executed on the remote host due to a flaw in the
SMB implementation.

Description :

The remote version of Windows contains a flaw in the Server Message
Block (SMB) implementation which may permit a possible hacker to execute arbitrary
code on the remote host.

A possible hacker does not need to be authenticated to exploit this flaw.

Solution :

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

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms05-027.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: 13942

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

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