MS13-039: Vulnerability in HTTP.sys Could Allow Denial of Service (2829254)

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Synopsis :

The remote Windows host is potentially affected by a vulnerability that
could allow for a denial of service condition.

Description :

The version of Windows installed on the remote host is potentially
affected by a denial of service vulnerability because the HTTP protocol
stack (HTTP.sys) may improperly handle a malicious HTTP header, causing
an infinite loop in the HTTP protocol. A remote, unauthenticated
attacker could exploit this flaw by sending a specially crafted HTTP
packet to the affected system, which could trigger the vulnerability.

See also :

Solution :

Microsoft has released a set of patches for Windows 8 and 2012.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.7
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Windows : Microsoft Bulletins

Nessus Plugin ID: 66414 ()

Bugtraq ID: 59784

CVE ID: CVE-2013-1305