MS14-031: Vulnerability in TCP Protocol Could Allow Denial of Service (2962478)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 74423


The remote Windows host is affected by a denial of service vulnerability.


The 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.


Microsoft has released a set of patches for Windows Vista, 2008, 7, 2008 R2, 8, 2012, 8.1, and 2012 R2.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 74423

File Name: smb_nt_ms14-031.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.7 $

Type: local

Agent: windows

Published: 2014/06/11

Modified: 2017/07/28

Dependencies: 57033, 13855

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.3

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/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: 2014/06/10

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2014/06/10

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-1811

BID: 67888

OSVDB: 107829

MSFT: MS14-031

MSKB: 2957189, 2961858

IAVA: 2014-A-0081