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ITsVISTA KB-Link: KB978251

Vulnerabilities in SMB Client Could Allow Remote Code Execution

UpdatesDescription: This security update resolves two privately reported vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows. The vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution if an attacker sent a specially crafted SMB response to a client-initiated SMB request. To exploit these vulnerabilities, an attacker must convince the user to initiate an SMB connection to a malicious SMB server.The security update addresses the vulnerabilities by correcting the manner in which the SMB client validates responses.

Update type: Important

Release date: February 9, 2010

Applies to: All versions

Knowledge base: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/978251

Download link: 32-bit | 64-bit
Comments:Here are the specifics on the vulnerabilities covered by this update:

There is a download that resolves this issue.

For more information on this issue, including potential causes, workarounds, and resolutions, see: Microsoft KB Article KB978251.

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