CVE-2013-0006

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CVE-2013-0006 is a vulnerability that affects Microsoft Windows operating systems. Specifically, it is a flaw in the kernel-mode drivers used by Windows to manage certain input/output operations. The vulnerability allows an attacker to execute arbitrary code with kernel-level privileges, which could lead to a complete compromise of the affected system. The exploit for this vulnerability involves causing a buffer overflow in the NDProxy component of Windows, which can be triggered by sending a specially crafted packet to a vulnerable system. The CVE-2013-0006 vulnerability was first discovered and reported to Microsoft in January 2012 by a security researcher named Tavis Ormandy. Microsoft released a patch for the vulnerability on February 12, 2013, as part of its monthly Patch Tuesday update cycle. However, prior to the release of the patch, the vulnerability was actively exploited by attackers in the wild, leading to a number of high-profile attacks targeting companies and government agencies. The exploitation of CVE-2013-0006 highlights the importance of timely patching and the potential risks associated with unpatched vulnerabilities. While Microsoft quickly released a fix for the vulnerability, many organizations were slow to apply the patch, leaving their systems vulnerable to attack. As such, it serves as a reminder of the need for robust vulnerability management practices to protect against cyber threats.
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