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MS05-046

Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:MS05-046
Technical name:MS05-046
Threat level:Low
Alias:Vulnerability in Client Service for NetWare, Vulnerabilidad en el servicio de cliente para NetWare
Type:Vulnerability
Effects:  

It is an important vulnerability in the Client Service for Netware on Windows 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. 13, 2005
Detection updated on:Oct. 14, 2005
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

MS05-046 is not categorized as virus, worm, Trojan or backdoor. It is an important vulnerability in the Client Service for Netware on Windows 2003/XP/2000 computers, which allows arbitrary code to be remotely executed in the vulnerable computer.

If exploited successfully, MS05-046 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.

This vulnerability can be exploited by creating and sending specially crafted packets to a vulnerable system. However, in order to exploit it on Windows Server 2003, the malicious user must be authenticated. Additionally, though attacks can be launched across the Internet, a firewall could be used in order to prevent those attacks.

 

If you have a Windows XP computer, access the web page for downloading the security patch.

For the other vulnerable operating systems, namely Windows 2003/2000, please refer to Microsoft's security bulletin by clicking here.