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MS08-067

Threat LevelLow threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:MS08-067
Technical name:MS08-067
Threat level:Medium
Alias:Vulnerability in Server Service Could Allow Remote Code Execution, Vulnerabilidad en el servicio de servidor podr�a permitir la ejecuci�n remota de c�digo
Type:Vulnerability
Effects:  

It is a critical vulnerability in the Windows Server Service on Windows 2008/Vista/2003/XP/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/XP/2000

First detected on:Oct. 24, 2008
Detection updated on:Oct. 24, 2008
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

MS08-067 is not categorized as virus, worm, Trojan or backdoor. It is a critical vulnerability in the Windows Server Service on Windows 2008/Vista/2003/XP/2000 computers, which allows hackers to gain remote control of the affected computer with the same privileges as the logged on user.

The Server Service allows the user's local resources, such as disks and printers, to be shared, so that other users on the network can access them.

If exploited successfully, MS08-067 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.

MS08-067 is usually exploited by sending a specially crafted network packet to a vulnerable system. On Windows Vista and Server 2008 systems, the attacking user must be authenticated.

 

If you have a Windows 2008/Vista/2003/XP/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.