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MS07-029

Threat LevelLow threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:MS07-029
Technical name:MS07-029
Threat level:Medium
Alias:Vulnerability in DNS RPC Interface, Vulnerabilidad en la interfaz RPC de DNS
Type:Vulnerability
Effects:  

It is a critical vulnerability in DNS Server Service on Windows 2003/2000 computers, which allows hackers to gain remote control of the affected computer with the same privileges as the logged on user.

Affected platforms:

Windows 2003

First detected on:May 9, 2007
Detection updated on:May 9, 2007
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

MS07-029 is not categorized as virus, worm, Trojan or backdoor. It is a critical vulnerability in DNS Server Service on Windows 2003/2000 computers, which allows arbitrary code to be remotely executed in the vulnerable computer.

If exploited successfully, MS07-029 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.

This vulnerability is usually exploited by sending a specially crafted RPC packet to a vulnerable system.

Additionally, though attacks can be launched across the Internet, a firewall could be used in order to prevent those attacks.

 

If you have a Windows 2003/2000 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.