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|worm, Trojan or backdoor. It is a critical vulnerability in the SNA Remote Procedure Call (RPC) service in several versions of the Host Integration Server, which allows arbitrary code to be remotely executed in the vulnerable computer.|
The affected versions are:
- Host Integration Server 2000.
- Host Integration Server 2004.
- Host Integration Server 2006.
If exploited successfully, MS08-059 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 RPC message and sending it to a vulnerable computer over the RPC TCP/UDP port which is dinamically assigned by Host Integration Server.
If you have any of the vulnerable versions of the Host Integration Server, it is recommended to download and apply the security patch for this vulnerability. Click here to access the web page for downloading the patch.