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Category:   OS (Microsoft)  >   Windows TCP/IP Stack Vendors:   Microsoft
Windows Vista TCP/IP Stack DHCP Response Processing Bug Lets Remote Users Deny Service
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1019383
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1019383
CVE Reference:   CVE-2008-0084   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Feb 12 2008
Impact:   Denial of service via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): Vista
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in the Windows Vista TCP/IP stack. A remote user can cause denial of service conditions.

A remote user can send a specially crafted DHCP response to the target system to cause the target system to crash and restart.

Tomas Potok, Martin Dominik, Martin Luptak, Eva Juhasova of Whitestein Technologies reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can cause the target system to crash and restart.
Solution:   The vendor has issued the following fixes:

Vista:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=8ce9608b-7049-47cd-adc4-22a803877d33

Vista x64:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=d7b9c3d1-9c23-4e05-bac6-d0b327feaf53

A restart is required.

The Microsoft advisory is available at:

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms08-004.mspx

Vendor URL:  www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms08-004.mspx (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Input validation error

Message History:   None.


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