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Age in Days
CVSS Score
Patch within next
Risk Level

4574


10.0

30 Days

Critical

 

This vulnerability is 12 years 6 months and 7 days old there are exploits publicly available for it. The vulnerability itself is over a year old, and with there being exploits publicly available it is highly advisable that this vulnerability is patched immediately.

 

Synopsis

A vulnerability in MSDTC could allow remote code execution.

 

Vulnerability Description

The remote version of Windows contains a version of MSDTC (Microsoft Data Transaction Coordinator) service that is affected by several remote code execution and denial of service vulnerabilities.

An attacker may exploit these flaws to obtain complete control of the remote host (2000, NT4) or to crash the remote service (XP, 2003).

 

Solution

Microsoft has released a set of patches for Windows 2000, XP and 2003.

 

Further Information

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/bulletin/ms06-018

 

CVE References

CVE-2006-1184 NIST | MITRE | CVEDetails

 

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