Microsoft Windows PPTP Server Malformed Control Packet Remote DoS (179107)

This script is Copyright (C) 1999-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote PPTP server is vulnerable to denial of service.

Description :

We could make the remote PPTP host crash by telnetting to port 1723,
and sending garbage followed by the character ^D. (control-d).

An attacker may use this flaw to deny service.

See also :

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;179107

Solution :

Install WindowsNT SP5.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.8
(CVSS2#E:F/RL:U/RC:ND)

Family: Windows

Nessus Plugin ID: 10313 ()

Bugtraq ID: 2111

CVE ID: CVE-1999-0140

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