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It is a group of critical vulnerabilities in RPC-DCOM on Windows 2003/XP/2000/NT computers, which allows hackers to execute arbitrary code and to launch remote Denial of Service attacks and information to be disclosed.
MS04-012 is not categorized as virus, worm, Trojan or backdoor. It is a group of critical vulnerabilities in RPC-DCOM on Windows 2003/XP/2000/NT computers.
The addressed vulnerabilities are:
These vulnerabilities are usually exploited by sending a specially crafted RPC message or by running an specially crafted program in the vulnerable computer. In order to do so, a hacker must be able to log on locally to the system.
If you have a Windows 2003/XP/2000/NT computer, it is recommendable to download and apply the security patch for this vulnerability.
Although the information related to this vulnerability is in the MS04-012 bulletin, you should rather apply one of the following patches, depending on your operating system:
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