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|Alias:||Vulnerability in Windows TCP/IP, Vulnerabilidad en Windows TCP/IP|
It is an important vulnerability in TCP/IP on Windows Vista computers, which allows denial of service attacks to be launched.
|First detected on:||Feb. 13, 2008|
|Detection updated on:||Feb. 13, 2008|
MS08-004 is not categorized as virus, worm, Trojan or backdoor. It is an important vulnerability in TCP/IP on Windows Vista computers, which allows denial of service attacks to be launched.
TCP/IP is the suite of communication protocols used for sending data over networks.
If exploited successfully, it could cause the affected system to stop responding and automatically restart.
This vulnerability is usually exploited by creating a specially crafted DHCP server that returns a specially crafted packet to a host.
If you have a Windows Vista, it is recommended to download and apply the security patch for this vulnerability. Click here to access the web page for downloading the patch.
Moreover, bear in mind that this bulletin replaces a previous one, called MS08-001.