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MS06-030

Threat LevelHigh threatDamageSevereDistributionNot widespread
Common name:MS06-030
Technical name:MS06-030
Threat level:Medium
Alias:Vulnerability in Server Message Block
Type:Vulnerability
Effects:  

It is a group of vulnerabilities in Server Message Block (SMB) on Windows 2003/XP/2000 computers, which allows hackers to perform a local privilege escalation and denial of service attack in the vulnerable computer.

Affected platforms:

Windows 2003/XP/2000

First detected on:June 14, 2006
Detection updated on:June 14, 2006
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

MS06-030 is not categorized as virus, worm, Trojan or backdoor. It is a group of important vulnerabilities in Server Message Block (SMB) in Windows 2003/XP/2000.

The addressed vulnerabilities are:

  • SMB Driver Elevation of Privilege vulnerability, which allows hackers to gain unauthorized privileges on a computer or network. An example of privilege elevation would be an unprivileged user who could manage to be added to the Administrator's group. In such case, the hacker could take complete control of the system: create, modify or delete files, install programs, create new user accounts, etc.
  • SMB Invalid Handle vulnerability. This is a denial of service vulnerability, which could cause the affected system to stop responding.

In order to exploit MS06-030, the attacking user must be able to log on locally on the vulnerable system, and then run a specially crafted program.

 

If you have a Windows 2003/XP/2000 computer, it is recommended to download and apply the security patch for this vulnerability. Click here to access the web page for downloading the patch.