MS14-016: Vulnerability in Security Account Manager Remote (SAMR) Protocol Could Allow Security Feature Bypass (2934418)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 72935
SynopsisThe remote Windows host is affected by a security feature bypass vulnerability.
DescriptionA security feature bypass vulnerability exists in Windows due to the Security Account Manager Remote (SAMR) protocol incorrectly validating the user lockout state. Remote, authenticated attackers can exploit this issue to conduct brute force attacks against user passwords.
Note that the host must have network connectivity to a domain controller.
SolutionMicrosoft has released a set of patches for Windows 2003, XP, Vista, 2008, 2008 R2, 2012, 2012 R2, and Server Core installation option.