Microsoft Windows TCP/IP Source Specific Multicasting (SSM) MLDv2 buffer overflow

win-ssm-mld-bo (39453) The risk level is classified as HighHigh Risk

Description:

The Microsoft Windows TCP/IP implementation is vulnerable to multiple buffer overflows in the Source Specific Multicasting (SSM) timers caused by improper handling of MLDv2 packets. By sending a series of malformed MLDv2 packets to a vulnerable host, a remote attacker could overflow a buffer and execute arbitrary code on the system.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 10
  Access Vector: Network
  Access Complexity: Low
  Authentication: None
  Confidentiality Impact: Complete
  Integrity Impact: Complete
  Availability Impact: Complete
 
Temporal Score: 7.4
  Exploitability: Unproven
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed

Consequences:

Gain Access

Remedy:

Apply the appropriate patch for your system, as listed in the latest Microsoft Security Bulletin. See References.

— OR —

Use Microsoft Automatic Update if it is supported by your operating system. The original bulletin issued by Microsoft has been superseded.

References:

  • IBM Internet Security Systems Protection Advisory, Jan. 8, 2008: Multiple (3) Microsoft Windows TCP/IP Remote Code Execution and DoS Vulnerabilities.
  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS08-001: Vulnerabilities in TCP/IP Could Allow Remote Code Execution (941644).
  • Microsoft Security Bulletin MS08-004: Vulnerability in Windows TCP/IP Could Allow Denial of Service (946456).
  • Nortel BULLETIN ID: 2008008560: Centrex IP Client Manager (CICM) response to Microsoft January security bulletin .
  • ASA-2008-019: MS08-001 Vulnerabilities in Windows TCP/IP Could Allow Remote Code Execution (941644)
  • BID-27100: Microsoft Windows TCP/IP IGMP MLD Remote Buffer Overflow Vulnerability
  • CVE-2007-0069: Unspecified vulnerability in the kernel in Microsoft Windows XP SP2, Server 2003, and Vista allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (CPU consumption) and possibly execute arbitrary code via crafted (1) IGMPv3 and (2) MLDv2 packets that trigger memory corruption, aka Windows Kernel TCP/IP/IGMPv3 and MLDv2 Vulnerability.
  • SA28297: Microsoft Windows TCP/IP Implementation Vulnerabilities
  • SECTRACK ID: 1019166: Windows TCP/IP Stack ICMP and IGMP Bugs Let Remote Users Deny Service and Execute Arbitrary Code
  • US-CERT VU#115083: Microsoft Windows IGMPv3 and MLDv2 processing vulnerability

Platforms Affected:

  • Microsoft Windows Vista x64
  • Microsoft Windows Vista

Reported:

Jan 08, 2008

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