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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2008-4114

Original release date: 09/16/2008
Last revised: 08/04/2011


srv.sys in the Server service in Microsoft Windows 2000 SP4, XP SP2 and SP3, Server 2003 SP1 and SP2, Vista Gold and SP1, and Server 2008 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly have unspecified other impact via an SMB WRITE_ANDX packet with an offset that is inconsistent with the packet size, related to "insufficiently validating the buffer size," as demonstrated by a request to the \PIPE\lsarpc named pipe, aka "SMB Validation Denial of Service Vulnerability."


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 7.1 (HIGH) (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 6.9
Exploitability Subscore: 8.6
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable
Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows disruption of service

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External Source: XF
Name: win-writeandx-dos(45146)
External Source: MISC
Name: http://www.vallejo.cc/proyectos/vista_SMB_write_DoS.htm
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:6044
External Source: BID
Name: 31179
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2008-2583
Type: Advisory
External Source: MS
Name: MS09-001
Type: Advisory; Patch Information
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1020887
External Source: MISC
Name: http://www.reversemode.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=54&Itemid=1
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:5262
External Source: MILW0RM
Name: 6463
US-CERT Vulnerability Note: CERT
Name: TA09-013A
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20080914 Microsoft Windows WRITE_ANDX SMB command handling Kernel DoS

References to Check Content

Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:5262
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5
Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:6044
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5

Technical Details

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  • Resource Management Errors (CWE-399)