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|Alias:||Vulnerabilities in Pragmatic General Multicast (PGM) Could Allow Denial of Service|
It is a group of important vulnerabilities in the Pragmatic General MultiCast (PGM) on Windows 2008/Vista/2003/XP computers, which allows to launch Denial of Service attacks.
|First detected on:||June 11, 2008|
|Detection updated on:||June 11, 2008|
MS08-036 is not categorized as virus, worm, Trojan or backdoor. It is a group of important vulnerabilities in the Pragmatic General Multicast on Windows 2008/Vista/2003/XP computers, which allows to launch Denial of Service attacks.
The Pragmatic General Multicast (PGM) is a protocol that enables receivers to detect loss, request retransmission of lost data or notify an application of unrecoverable loss.
MS08-036 allows hackers to cause the computer to stop responding and automatically restart.
This vulnerability is exploited by creating specially crafted PGM packets and sending them to a vulnerable computer.
If you have a Windows 2008/Vista/2003/XP 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.