MS13-079: Vulnerability in Active Directory Could Allow Denial of Service (2853587)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 69838


The remote host is affected by an Active Directory denial of service vulnerability.


The remote host is affected by a denial of service vulnerability in Active Directory Services and Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services (AD LDS).

By sending a specially crafted query to the Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) service, an attacker can cause the directory service to stop responding until an administrator restarts the service.


Microsoft has released a set of patches for Windows Vista, 2008, 7, 2008 R2, 8, and 2012.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 69838

File Name: smb_nt_ms13-079.nasl

Version: 1.13

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 9/11/2013

Updated: 11/27/2019

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.1


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.1

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

Temporal Vector: E:F/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2013-3868

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: 9/10/2013

Vulnerability Publication Date: 9/10/2013

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-3868

BID: 62184

MSFT: MS13-079

MSKB: 2853587

IAVB: 2013-B-0100