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Category:   Application (Directory)  >   Microsoft Active Directory Vendors:   Microsoft
Microsoft Active Directory Federation Services Lets Remote Users Cause the Target System to Crash
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1034984
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1034984
CVE Reference:   CVE-2016-0037   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Feb 9 2016
Impact:   Denial of service via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 3.0
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Microsoft Active Directory Federation Services. A remote user can cause denial of service conditions on the target system.

A remote user can send specially crafted data to the target Active Directory Federation Services (ADFS) system during forms-based authentication to cause the target system to become unresponsive.

Impact:   A remote user can cause denial of service conditions on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix.

Windows Server 2012 R2:

https://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=acb3888d-25c0-4b52-a085-4f9e26f024d0

A patch matrix is available in the vendor advisory.

The Microsoft advisory is available at:

https://technet.microsoft.com/library/security/ms16-020

Vendor URL:  technet.microsoft.com/library/security/ms16-020 (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Input validation error
Underlying OS:  Windows (2012)

Message History:   None.


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