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Category:   Application (Directory)  >   Microsoft Active Directory Vendors:   Microsoft
Active Directory LDAP Processing Bug Lets Remote Users Deny Service
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1019382
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1019382
CVE Reference:   CVE-2008-0088   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Feb 12 2008
Impact:   Denial of service via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  

Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Active Directory. A remote user can cause denial of service conditions.

A remote user can send specially crafted LDAP requests to cause the target system to become non-responsive and restart.

On Windows Server 2003 and Windows XP, authentication is required to exploit this vulnerability.

Thomas Garnier of SkyRecon reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can cause the target system to become non-responsive and restart.
Solution:   The vendor has issued fixes for Active Directory and Active Directory Application Mode (ADAM).

A restart is required.

The Microsoft advisory is available at:

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms08-003.mspx

Vendor URL:  www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms08-003.mspx (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Input validation error
Underlying OS:  Windows (2000), Windows (2003), Windows (XP)

Message History:   None.


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