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MS10-024

 
Threat LevelLow threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Type:Vulnerability
Affected platforms:

Windows 2003/XP/2000

worm, Trojan or backdoor. It is a group of important vulnerabilities in Exchange and Windows SMTP Service, which allows denial of service attacks to be launched and information to be disclosed.

The affected components are:

  • Windows 2008/2003/XP/2000.
  • Exchange Server 2010/2007/2003/2000.

If exploited successfully, MS10-024 could cause the SMTP service to stop responding. It could also allow an attacking user to access random email message fragments available on the affected server.

This vulnerability is usually exploited by creating a malicious DNS server that returns a specially crafted response to an MX resource record query. It can also be exploited by sending a set of specially crafted SMTP commands to an affected SMTP server.

 

If you have any of the vulnerable components, it is recommended to download and apply the security patch for this vulnerability. Click here to access the web page for downloading the patch.