The Microsoft DNS Client service contains a remote code execution vulnerability that could allow a remote attacker to take complete control of the affected system.
From Microsoft TechNet:
The Domain Name System (DNS) client service resolves and caches DNS names. The DNS client service must be running on every computer that will perform DNS name resolution. The ability to resolve DNS names is crucial for locating domain controllers in Active Directory domains. The DNS client service is also critical for locating devices identified using DNS name resolution.
A remote, unauthenticated attacker can gain complete control of a system, including the ability to install programs, view, change or delete data, or create new accounts, by one of the following means:
Block the following DNS related records at network gateways:
This vulnerability was reported by Microsoft, who in turn credit Mark Dowd of ISS X-Force for reporting this vulnerability.
This document was written by Joseph W Pruszynski.
|Date First Published:||2006-08-08|
|Date Last Updated:||2006-08-08 21:12 UTC|