MS01-009: Malformed PPTP Packet Stream Remote DoS (283001)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 10615


A flaw in the remote PPTP implementation could allow an attacker to cause a denial of service.


The hotfix for the 'Malformed PPTP Packet Stream' problem has not been applied. This hotfix corrects a memory leak in Windows NT PPTP implementation that could cause it to use all the resources of the remote host.

An attacker could use this flaw by sending malformed PPTP packets to the remote host until no more memory is available. This would result in a denial of service of the remote service or the whole system.


Microsoft has released a set of patches for Windows NT 4.0.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 10615

File Name: smb_nt_ms01-009.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.44 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 2001/02/15

Modified: 2017/05/26

Dependencies: 57033, 13855

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.8

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:U/RC:C


Base Score: 5.3

Temporal Score: 5.1

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:L

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:F/RL:U/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:microsoft:windows

Required KB Items: SMB/MS_Bulletin_Checks/Possible

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2001/02/13

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2001/02/13

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2001-0017

BID: 2368

OSVDB: 511

MSFT: MS01-009

MSKB: 283001