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[SA16071] Windows Unspecified Kernel Denial of Service Vulnerability

From: Secunia Security Advisories (sec-advsecunia.com)
Date: Thu Jul 14 2005 - 10:54:05 CDT


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TITLE:
Windows Unspecified Kernel Denial of Service Vulnerability

SECUNIA ADVISORY ID:
SA16071

VERIFY ADVISORY:
http://secunia.com/advisories/16071/

CRITICAL:
Moderately critical

IMPACT:
DoS

WHERE:
From remote

OPERATING SYSTEM:
Microsoft Windows XP Professional
http://secunia.com/product/22/
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
http://secunia.com/product/16/

DESCRIPTION:
badpack3t has reported a vulnerability in Windows, which can be
exploited by malicious people to cause a DoS (Denial of Service).

The vulnerability is caused due to an unspecified error in the kernel
and can be exploited to cause the system to crash.

Reportedly, the integrated firewall does not protect against this.

The vulnerability has been reported in Windows XP SP2.

SOLUTION:
Restrict incoming traffic to affected systems to reduce the risk.

The vendor is reportedly working on a patch, which will be released
in August.

PROVIDED AND/OR DISCOVERED BY:
badpack3t

ORIGINAL ADVISORY:
Security-Protocols:
http://security-protocols.com/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=2783

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