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MS10-010

 
Threat LevelLow threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Type:Vulnerability
Affected platforms:

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worm, Trojan or backdoor. It is an important vulnerability in Hyper-V on Windows 2008, which allows denial of service attacks to be launched.

Hyper-V is a feature of Windows Server 2008 that provides a scalable, reliable and highly available virtualization platform.

If exploited successfully, it could cause the vulnerable system to stop responding until it is restarted.

In order to exploit this vulnerability, the attacking user has to be authenticated in one of the guest virtual machines hosted by the Hyper-V server.

 

If you have a Windows Server 2008 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.