Check Point Advisories

Update Protection against Workstation Service Buffer Overflow Vulnerability (MS06-070)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2006-139
Date Published: 30 Nov 2006
Severity: High
Last Updated: Thursday 26 April, 2007
Source: Microsoft Security Bulletin MS06-070
Industry Reference:CVE-2006-4691
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Who is Vulnerable? Microsoft Windows 2000 SP4
Microsoft Windows XP SP2
Vulnerability Description A denial of service vulnerability was detected in Microsoft Windows Workstation service. The workstation service manages the routing of system requests. The workstation service library file (wkssvc.dll) is used by windows when working with shared network drives and printers. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause denial of service or to execute arbitrary code on a target system.
Update/Patch AvaliableApply patches:
Microsoft Security Bulletin MS06-070
Vulnerability DetailsThis vulnerability is due to a buffer overflow error in the workstation service when processing malformed RPC requests. An attacker can exploit this flaw by sending a malformed RPC request with an overly long hostname. Successful exploitation of the vulnerability could allow remote attackers to cause denial of service and to execute arbitrary code on an affected system.

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