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MS08-037

 
Threat LevelLow threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:MS08-037
Technical name:MS08-037
Threat level:Medium
Alias:Vulnerabilities in DNS Could Allow Spoofing, Vulnerabilidades en DNS podrían permitir la suplantación de identidad (spoofing)
Type:Vulnerability
Effects:  

It is a group of important spoofing vulnerabilities in Windows DNS Servers on Windows 2008/2003/XP/2000 computers, which allows the Internet traffic to be redirected from legitimate locations.

Affected platforms:

Windows 2003/XP/2000

First detected on:July 9, 2008
Detection updated on:July 9, 2008
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

MS08-037 is not categorized as virus, worm, Trojan or backdoor. It is a group of important spoofing vulnerabilities in Windows DNS Servers on Windows 2008/2003/XP/2000 computers, which allows the Internet traffic to be redirected from legitimate locations.

DNS (Domain Name System) is a name system that allows to translate from domain to IP address and viceversa.

If exploited successfully, MS08-037 allows hackers to insert false DNS data in the response to specific DNS requests, redirecting Internet traffic from legitimate locations to a malicious address.

This vulnerability is usually exploited over the Internet by sending specific queries to a vulnerable DNS server or client.

 

If you have a Windows 2008/2003/XP/2000 computer, it is recommended to download and apply the security patch for this vulnerability. Access the web page for downloading the patch.