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MS06-032

Threat LevelHigh threatDamageSevereDistributionNot widespread
Common name:MS06-032
Technical name:MS06-032
Threat level:Medium
Alias:Vulnerability in TCP/IP
Type:Vulnerability
Effects:  

It is a vulnerability in the TCP/IP protocol driver 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:June 14, 2006
Detection updated on:June 14, 2006
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

MS06-032 is not categorized as virus, worm, Trojan or backdoor. It is an important vulnerability in the TCP/IP protocol driver on Windows 2003/XP/2000 computers, which allows arbitrary code to be remotely executed in the vulnerable computer.

If exploited successfully, MS06-032 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 is usually exploited by creating a specially crafted network packet and sending it to a vulnerable computer.

 

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

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