Date Discovered December 14, 2010
Description Microsoft Windows is prone to a remote denial-of-service vulnerability.
An attacker can exploit this issue to restart the affected server, denying service to legitimate users.
NOTE: A remote attacker must have administrator privileges on a machine in the same domain to leverage this issue.
- Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Itanium SP2
- Microsoft Windows Server 2003 SP2
- Microsoft Windows Server 2003 x64 SP2
- Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 Itanium
- Microsoft Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems
- Microsoft Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems SP2
- Microsoft Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based Systems R2
- Microsoft Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based Systems SP2
- Microsoft Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems
- Microsoft Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems R2
- Microsoft Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems SP2
Block external access at the network boundary, unless external parties require service. Filter access to the affected computer at the network boundary if global access isn't required. Restricting access to only trusted computers and networks might greatly reduce the likelihood of exploits.
Run all software as a nonprivileged user with minimal access rights. To mitigate the potential impact of a successful exploit, run the affected application as a user with minimal access rights.
Deploy network intrusion detection systems to monitor network traffic for malicious activity.
Deploy NIDS to monitor network traffic for
anomalous or suspicious activity. Monitor logs generated by NIDS and by the server itself for evidence of attacks against the server.
The vendor released an advisory and updates. Please see the references for details.
Credits Matthias Dieter Wallnöfer and Andrew Bartlett of The Samba Team.
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