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

medium Nessus Plugin ID 69838
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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

Dependencies: smb_hotfixes.nasl, ms_bulletin_checks_possible.nasl

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2013-3868


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

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