Microsoft Windows Vista and Server 2008 do not correctly parse SMB version 2 messages.This vulnerability could allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code.
The Server Message Block version 2 (SMBv2) protocol is the successor to the original SMB protocol. SMBv2 is available in Windows Vista, Server 2008 and Windows 7 release candidates.
Windows Vista and Server 2008 fail to properly process fails to properly parse the headers for the Negotiate Protocol Request portion of an SMBv2 message.
An attacker may be able to execute arbitrary code or cause a vulnerable system to crash.
There is currently no solution to this problem. Until patches are available, users and administrators are encouraged to review the below workarounds.
Thanks to Microsoft and Laurent Gaffié for information that was used in this report.
This document was written by Ryan Giobbi.
|Date First Published:||2009-09-10|
|Date Last Updated:||2009-09-16 14:44 UTC|