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Category:   Application (Directory)  >   Microsoft Active Directory Vendors:   Microsoft
Microsoft Active Directory LDAP Memory Allocation Error Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1021042
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1021042
CVE Reference:   CVE-2008-4023   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Oct 14 2008
Original Entry Date:  Oct 14 2008
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  

Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Microsoft Active Directory. A remote user can execute arbitrary code on the target system.

A remote user can send specially crafted LDAP or LDAPS requests to trigger a memory allocation error and execute arbitrary code on the target system. The code will run with the privileges of the target service.

Microsoft Windows 2000 Servers that are running as an Active Directory Server are affected.

Paul Miseiko of nCircle reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can execute arbitrary code on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued the following fix:

Active Directory:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=8ed7bb9a-4b26-49d7-8c14-60226d2bc20d

A restart is required.

The Microsoft advisory is available at:

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms08-060.mspx

Vendor URL:  www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms08-060.mspx (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error
Underlying OS:  Windows (2000)
Underlying OS Comments:  2000 SP4

Message History:   None.


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