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

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 66414


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


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.


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

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 66414

File Name: smb_nt_ms13-039.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.7 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 2013/05/15

Modified: 2017/07/26

Dependencies: 57033, 13855

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.1

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:ND

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: 2013/05/14

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2013/05/14

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-1305

BID: 59784

OSVDB: 93300

MSFT: MS13-039

MSKB: 2829254

IAVB: 2013-B-0053