MS10-068: Vulnerability in Local Security Authority Subsystem Service Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (983539)
High Nessus Plugin ID 49226
SynopsisThe version of Active Directory on the remote Windows host can be used to execute arbitrary code.
DescriptionThe version of the Local Security Authority Subsystem Service (LSASS) installed on the remote Windows host does not properly handle malformed packets in LDAP messages when used in conjunction with Microsoft Active Directory / Active Directory Application Mode / Active Directory Lightweight Directory Service.
By sending a specially crafted LDAP message to a listening LSASS server, an authenticated attacker with a member account within the target Windows domain can overflow a buffer and execute arbitrary code, thereby gaining complete control of the affected system.
SolutionMicrosoft has released a set of patches for Windows XP, 2003, Vista, 2008, 7, and 2008 R2.