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|Alias:||Vulnerabilities in DNS Could Allow Spoofing, Vulnerabilidades en DNS podrían permitir la suplantación de identidad (spoofing)|
It is a group of important spoofing vulnerabilities in Windows DNS Servers on Windows 2008/2003/XP/2000 computers, which allows the Internet traffic to be redirected from legitimate locations.
|First detected on:||July 9, 2008|
|Detection updated on:||July 9, 2008|
MS08-037 is not categorized as virus, worm, Trojan or backdoor. It is a group of important spoofing vulnerabilities in Windows DNS Servers on Windows 2008/2003/XP/2000 computers, which allows the Internet traffic to be redirected from legitimate locations.
DNS (Domain Name System) is a name system that allows to translate from domain to IP address and viceversa.
If exploited successfully, MS08-037 allows hackers to insert false DNS data in the response to specific DNS requests, redirecting Internet traffic from legitimate locations to a malicious address.
This vulnerability is usually exploited over the Internet by sending specific queries to a vulnerable DNS server or client.
If you have a Windows 2008/2003/XP/2000 computer, it is recommended to download and apply the security patch for this vulnerability. Access the web page for downloading the patch.