Microsoft SharePoint CVE-2013-0081 Denial of Service Vulnerability



Date Discovered

September 10, 2013


Microsoft SharePoint is prone to a denial-of-service vulnerability. An attacker can exploit this issue to cause the application to become unresponsive, denying service to legitimate users.

Technologies Affected

  • Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010 SP1
  • Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2010 SP2
  • Microsoft SharePoint Foundation 2013
  • Microsoft SharePoint Portal Server 2003 SP3
  • Microsoft SharePoint Server 2007 for 32-bit SP3
  • Microsoft SharePoint Server 2007 for 64-bit SP3
  • Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 SP1
  • Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 SP2
  • Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013
  • Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services 2.0
  • Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services for 32-bit 3.0 SP3
  • Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services for 64-bit 3.0 SP3


Block external access at the network boundary, unless external parties require service.
If global access isn't needed, filter access to the affected computer at the network boundary. Restricting access to only trusted computers and networks might greatly reduce the likelihood of successful exploits.

Deploy network intrusion detection systems to monitor network traffic for malicious activity.
Deploy NIDS to monitor network traffic for signs of anomalous or suspicious activity. This may indicate exploit attempts or activity that results from successful exploits.

Updates are available. Please see the references or vendor advisory for more information.




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