||A successful compromise of an affected version of the Workstation Service leaves the attacker in complete control of the targeted host. This can result in exposure of confidential information, loss of productivity, and further network compromise. This vulnerability could be exploited by worms or other malware. |
|| Not Required|
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|| Official Fix|
||Microsoft Corporation: Windows 2000 SP4 |
Microsoft Corporation: Windows XP SP2
||The Microsoft Workstation Service runs by default and maintains client connections to Windows Networking services. A remote attacker can connect to the named pipe for this service and issue a malformed request that overflows a stack buffer. This can result in code execution, providing the attacker with total control of the target host. Authentication is not required in Windows 2000, but it is required in XP.|
||Apply the appropriate patch for your system, as listed in Microsoft Security Bulletin MS06-070.|
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