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Age in Days
CVSS Score
Patch within next
Risk Level

3595


10.0

30 Days

Critical

 

This vulnerability is 9 years 10 months and 4 days old there are exploits publicly available for it. The vulnerability itself is over a year old, and with there being exploits publicly available it is highly advisable that this vulnerability is patched immediately.

 

Synopsis

It is possible to crash the remote host due to a flaw in SMB.

 

Vulnerability Description

The remote host is affected by a memory corruption vulnerability in SMB that may allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code or perform a denial of service against the remote host. The missing security update, MS09-001, resolves two privately reported vulnerabilities and one publicly disclosed vulnerability in Microsoft Server Message Block (SMB) Protocol. The vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution on affected systems. An attacker who successfully exploited these vulnerabilities could install programs; view, change, or delete data; or create new accounts with full user rights. Firewall best practices and standard default firewall configurations can help protect networks from attacks that originate outside the enterprise perimeter. Best practices recommend that systems that are connected to the Internet have a minimal number of ports exposed.

 

Solution

Microsoft has released a set of patches for Windows 2000, XP, 2003, Vista and 2008.

 

Further Information

 

CVE References

CVE-2008-4114 NIST | MITRE | CVEDetails
CVE-2008-4834 NIST | MITRE | CVEDetails
CVE-2008-4835 NIST | MITRE | CVEDetails

 

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