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MS05-042

Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:MS05-042
Technical name:MS05-042
Threat level:Low
Alias:Vulnerabilities in Kerberos, Vulnerabilidades en Kerberos
Type:Vulnerability
Effects:  

It is a group of vulnerabilities in the Kerberos protocol on Windows 2003/XP/2000 computers, which allows Denial of Service attacks to be launched, as well as information disclosure and spoofing.

Affected platforms:

Windows 2003/XP/2000

First detected on:Aug. 10, 2005
Detection updated on:Aug. 10, 2005
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

MS05-042 is not categorized as virus, worm, Trojan or backdoor. It is a group of moderate vulnerabilities in the Kerberos protocol on Windows 2003/XP/2000 computers, which allows DoS (Denial of Service) attacks to be launched, as well as information disclosure and spoofing.

If exploited successfully, MS05-042 allows hackers to cause the computer to stop responding and to automatically restart. Meanwhile, the computer will not accept service requests. Additionally, they could access sensitive information and pass a determined computer off as a domain controller, which could be used to view encrypted network communication between the client and the real domain controller.

 

If you have a Windows 2003/XP/2000 computer, it is recommendable to download and apply the security patch for this vulnerability. Click here to access the web page for downloading the patch.