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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
ESB-2008.0148 -- [Win]
MS08-004 - Important - Vulnerability in Windows TCP/IP Could
Allow Denial of Service
13 February 2008
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: Windows Vista
Operating System: Windows Vista
Impact: Denial of Service
CVE Names: CVE-2008-0084
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MS08-004 - Important - Vulnerability in Windows TCP/IP Could Allow Denial
of Service (946456)
Published: February 12, 2008
This important update resolves a privately reported vulnerability in
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) processing.
An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could cause
the affected system to stop responding and automatically restart.
o Windows Vista
o Windows Vista x64 Edition
Windows Vista TCP/IP Vulnerability - CVE-2008-0084
A denial of service vulnerability exists in TCP/IP processing in Windows
Vista. An attacker could exploit the vulnerability by creating a
specially crafted DHCP server that returns a specially crafted packet
to a host, corrupting TCP/IP structures and causing the affected system
to stop responding and automatically restart.
Workarounds for Windows Vista TCP/IP Vulnerability - CVE-2008-0084
o Assign a static IP address to the client computer instead of allowing
the client computer to automatically request an IP address.
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