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MS06-031

Threat LevelHigh threatDamageSevereDistributionNot widespread
Common name:MS06-031
Technical name:MS06-031
Threat level:Medium
Alias:Vulnerability in RPC Mutual Authentication
Type:Vulnerability
Effects:  

It is a moderate vulnerability on Windows 2000 computers, which allows attacking users to pass themselves off as a valid RPC server.

Affected platforms:

Windows 2000

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

Brief Description 

    

MS06-031 is not categorized as virus, worm, Trojan or backdoor. It is a moderate vulnerability on Windows 2000 computers, which allows attacking users to pass themselves off as a valid RPC server.

This vulnerability is usually exploited by tricking users into connecting to a resource that needs mutual authentication, using SSL. Then, the attacking users could pass themselves off as a valid RPC server.

 

If you have a Windows 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.

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