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Age in Days
CVSS Score
Patch within next
Risk Level

4849


10.0

30 Days

Critical

 

This vulnerability is 13 years 3 months and 9 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

Arbitrary code can be executed on the remote host due to a flaw in the print spooler service.

 

Vulnerability Description

The remote host is running a version of the Microsoft Print Spooler service that may allow an attacker to execute code on the remote host or crash the spooler service, depending on the OS.

An attacker can execute code on the remote host with a NULL session against the following major OS version:
  • Windows Server 2000

An attacker can crash the remote service with a NULL session against the following major OS versions:
  • Windows Server 2000
  • Windows XP SP1

An attacker needs valid credentials to crash the service against the following major OS versions:
  • Windows Server 2003
  • Windows XP SP2

 

Solution

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

 

Further Information

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/bulletin/ms05-043

 

CVE References

CVE-2005-1984 NIST | MITRE | CVEDetails

 

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