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MS08-004

Threat LevelLow threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:MS08-004
Technical name:MS08-004
Threat level:Medium
Alias:Vulnerability in Windows TCP/IP, Vulnerabilidad en Windows TCP/IP
Type:Vulnerability
Effects:  

It is an important vulnerability in TCP/IP on Windows Vista computers, which allows denial of service attacks to be launched.

Affected platforms:

Windows 2003/XP/2000

First detected on:Feb. 13, 2008
Detection updated on:Feb. 13, 2008
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

MS08-004 is not categorized as virus, worm, Trojan or backdoor. It is an important vulnerability in TCP/IP on Windows Vista computers, which allows denial of service attacks to be launched.

TCP/IP is the suite of communication protocols used for sending data over networks.

If exploited successfully, it could cause the affected system to stop responding and automatically restart.

This vulnerability is usually exploited by creating a specially crafted DHCP server that returns a specially crafted packet to a host.

 

If you have a Windows Vista, it is recommended to download and apply the security patch for this vulnerability. Click here to access the web page for downloading the patch.

Moreover, bear in mind that this bulletin replaces a previous one, called MS08-001.