Date Discovered February 9, 2016
Description Microsoft Active Directory Federation Services is prone to a denial of service vulnerability.
Successful exploits may allow the attacker to cause the server to become non-responsive, resulting in denial of service conditions.
- Microsoft Active Directory Federation Services 3.0
- Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2
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 a successful attack.
Run all software as a nonprivileged user with minimal access rights. To reduce the impact of latent vulnerabilities, always run nonadministrative software as an unprivileged user with minimal access rights.
Deploy network intrusion detection systems to monitor network traffic for malicious activity.
Deploy NIDS to monitor network traffic for signs of suspicious or anomalous activity. This may help detect malicious actions that an attacker may take after successfully exploiting vulnerabilities in applications. Review all applicable logs regularly.
Updates are available. Please see the references or vendor advisory for more information.
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