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MS06-041

 
Threat LevelHigh threatDamageSevereDistributionNot widespread
Common name:MS06-041
Technical name:MS06-041
Threat level:Medium
Alias:Vulnerabilities in DNS Resolution, Vulnerabilidades en la resolución DNS
Type:Vulnerability
Effects:  

It is a group of vulnerabilities in the DNS resolution on Windows 2003/XP/2000 computers, which allow hackers to gain remote control of the affected computer with the same privileges as the logged on user.

Affected platforms:

Windows 2003/XP/2000

First detected on:Aug. 9, 2006
Detection updated on:Aug. 9, 2006
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

MS06-041 is not categorized as virus, worm, Trojan or backdoor. It is a group of critical vulnerabilities on Windows 2003/XP/2000 computers, which allow arbitrary code to be remotely executed in the vulnerable computer.

If exploited successfully, MS06-041 allows hackers to gain remote control of the affected computer with the same privileges as the logged on user. If this user had administrator rights, the hacker could take complete control of the system: create, modify or delete files, install programs, create new user accounts, etc.

The two vulnerabilities addressed are exploited in different ways. For example, by enticing users into opening a specially crafted file or accessing a malicious website, or by sending a malicious DNS communication to a vulnerable computer.

 

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