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MS06-063

Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:MS06-063
Technical name:MS06-063
Threat level:Low
Alias:Vulnerability in Server Service, Vulnerabilidad en el servicio de servidor
Type:Vulnerability
Effects:  

It is a group of important vulnerabilities in the Server service on Windows 2003/XP/2000 computers, which allows to remotely execute arbitrary code in the vulnerable computer or to launch Denial of Service attacks.

Affected platforms:

Windows 2003/XP/2000

First detected on:Oct. 11, 2006
Detection updated on:Oct. 11, 2006
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

MS06-063 is not categorized as virus, worm, Trojan or backdoor. It is a group of important vulnerabilities in the Server service on Windows 2003/XP/2000 computers, which allows to remotely execute arbitrary code in the vulnerable computer or to launch Denial of Service attacks.

  • Server service Denial of Service vulnerability: it allows hackers to cause the computer to stop responding.
  • SMB (Server Message Block) rename vulnerability: remote code execution vulnerability, which allows hackers to gain remote control of the affected computer with the same privileges as the logged on user.

These vulnerabilities are exploited by creating a special network packet and sending it to a vulnerable computer. Attacks can be launched across the Internet, but a firewall could be used in order to prevent those attacks.

 

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.

Additionally, bear in mind that this security bulletin replaces a previous one, called MS06-035.