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Category:   OS (Microsoft)  >   Windows TCP/IP Stack Vendors:   Microsoft
Windows HTTP Stack Header Processing Flaw Lets Remote Users Deny Service
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1028546
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1028546
CVE Reference:   CVE-2013-1305   (Links to External Site)
Date:  May 14 2013
Impact:   Denial of service via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 8, Server 2012
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Windows HTTP Stack. A remote user can cause denial of service conditions.

A remote user can send a specially crafted HTTP header to cause the target the HTTP protocol stack (HTTP.sys) to enter an infinite loop.

Both clients and servers are affected.

Marek Kroemeke, 22733db72ab3ed94b5f8a1ffcde850251fe6f466, and AKAT-1 reported this vulnerability (via HP's Zero Day Initiative).

Impact:   A remote user can cause the system to enter an infinite loop.
Solution:   The vendor has issued the following fixes:

Windows 8 for 32-bit Systems:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=a6a65ec6-cfdd-458c-835b-f8c7a803f1df

Windows 8 for 64-bit Systems:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=db3fa389-b1f1-4431-aafa-0354416a521a

Windows Server 2012:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=53b182bc-700a-4c55-81fd-2d4eb910badf

Windows Server 2012:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=53b182bc-700a-4c55-81fd-2d4eb910badf

A restart is required.

The Microsoft advisory is available at:

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/bulletin/ms13-039

Vendor URL:  technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/bulletin/ms13-039 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   State error

Message History:   None.


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