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|Alias:||Vulnerability in TCP/IP, Vulnerabilidad en TCP/IP|
It is a vulnerability in the TCP/IP protocol on Windows 2003/XP computers, which allows hackers to launch remote Denial of Service attacks against the computer.
|First detected on:||Feb. 15, 2006|
|Detection updated on:||Feb. 15, 2006|
MS06-007 is not categorized as virus, worm, Trojan or backdoor. It is an important vulnerability in the TCP/IP protocol on Windows 2003/XP computers, which allows to launch remote DoS (Denial of Service) attacks against the vulnerable computer.
If exploited successfully, MS06-007 allows hackers to cause the computer to stop responding, which could result in a degradation of network performance, reset of TCP connections, etc.
This vulnerability is usually exploited by creating a specially crafted IGMP (Internet Group Management Protocol) packet and sending it to a vulnerable computer.
If you have a Windows 2003/XP 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.