MS09-066: Vulnerability in Active Directory Could Allow Denial of Service (973309)

High Nessus Plugin ID 42440


The installed version of Active Directory is affected by a denial of service vulnerability.


The installed version of Microsoft Active Directory / Active Directory Application Mode / Active Directory Lightweight Directory Service has a buffer overflow vulnerability. By sending specially crafted LDAP or LDAPS requests, a remote attacker can exhaust stack space and cause the affected host to stop responding until it is restarted.


Microsoft has released a set of patches for Windows 2000, XP, 2003, and 2008.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 42440

File Name: smb_nt_ms09-066.nasl

Version: 1.22

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 2009/11/10

Updated: 2018/11/15

Dependencies: 57033, 13855

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 6.4

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/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: 2009/11/10

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2009/11/10

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-1928

BID: 36918

MSFT: MS09-066

MSKB: 973037, 973039

CWE: 399