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MS07-062

Threat LevelLow threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:MS07-062
Technical name:MS07-062
Threat level:Medium
Alias:Vulnerability in DNS
Type:Vulnerability
Effects:  

It is an important spoofing vulnerability in Windows DNS Servers on Windows 2003/2000 computers, which allows the Internet traffic to be redirected from legitimate locations.

Affected platforms:

Windows 2003/2000

First detected on:Nov. 14, 2007
Detection updated on:Nov. 14, 2007
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

MS07-062 is not categorized as virus, worm, Trojan or backdoor. It is an important spoofing vulnerability in Windows DNS Servers on Windows 2003/2000 computers, which allows the Internet traffic to be redirected from legitimate locations.

If exploited successfully, MS07-062 allows hackers to gain information about the DNS server's transaction IDs. This information could allow them to send malicious responses to DNS requests, redirecting Internet traffic from legitimate locations to a malicious address.

This vulnerability is usually exploited over the Internet by sending specific responses to a DNS server that is performing recursive lookups.

 

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.
Bear in mind that this security bulletin replaces a previous one, called MS07-029.