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Category:   OS (Microsoft)  >   Windows TCP/IP Stack Vendors:   Microsoft
Windows TCP/IP Stack ICMPv6 Memory Allocation Flaw Lets Remote Users Deny Service
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1028910
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1028910
CVE Reference:   CVE-2013-3183   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Aug 13 2013
Impact:   Denial of service via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): Vista SP2, 2008 SP2, 7 SP1, 2008 R2 SP1, 8, 2012, RT; and prior service packs
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in the Windows TCP/IP Stack. A remote user can cause denial of service conditions.

A remote user can send specially crafted ICMPv6 packets to trigger a memory allocation error and cause the target system to stop responding. A restart is required to return the system to normal operations.

Basil Gabriel of Symantec reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can cause the target system to stop responding.
Solution:   The vendor has issued the following fixes:

Windows Vista Service Pack 2:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=de74160f-7d45-4a71-aa0e-c89ee592d7e4

Windows Vista x64 Edition Service Pack 2:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=2ed1112f-4480-49a7-9104-91538f4c83cb

Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 2:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=41fc623b-2486-4442-8ce9-61aa994c2ede

Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 2:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=7cc4526b-f2ab-4a7c-b0e4-0679a9ed3c27

Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based Systems Service Pack 2:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=bbf0050b-30f3-45ee-aa96-163e40ce2a36

Windows 7 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 1:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=c76a1832-c6ad-48ae-b8fa-034b53386646

Windows 7 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=ce357356-0965-4a4a-8812-91df8bc74c08

Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=37b68571-bbba-433f-a869-a0362b0ebe75

Windows Server 2008 R2 for Itanium-based Systems Service Pack 1:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=71b75d3d-54f0-464e-88bb-334756def478

Windows 8 for 32-bit Systems:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=16279325-b227-4e11-86c8-2da1ba57338c

Windows 8 for 64-bit Systems:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=d8124b46-e435-4804-b70a-88a0e77d4d25

Windows Server 2012:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=e482739b-6777-4f2d-874d-13ddbcdd7159

Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 2:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=41fc623b-2486-4442-8ce9-61aa994c2ede

Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 2:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=7cc4526b-f2ab-4a7c-b0e4-0679a9ed3c27

Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 1:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=37b68571-bbba-433f-a869-a0362b0ebe75

Windows Server 2012:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=e482739b-6777-4f2d-874d-13ddbcdd7159

A restart is required.

The Microsoft advisory is available at:

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/bulletin/ms13-065

Vendor URL:  technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/bulletin/ms13-065 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Access control error

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