MS14-031: Vulnerability in TCP Protocol Could Allow Denial of Service (2962478)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 74423
SynopsisThe remote Windows host is affected by a denial of service vulnerability.
DescriptionThe remote Windows host is affected by a denial of service vulnerability due to the Windows TCP/IP stack improperly handling certain traffic. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability by sending a sequence of specially crafted TCP packets to cause a target system to stop responding until it is restarted.
SolutionMicrosoft has released a set of patches for Windows Vista, 2008, 7, 2008 R2, 8, 2012, 8.1, and 2012 R2.