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13 February 2008

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             AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution

                          ESB-2008.0148 -- [Win]
       MS08-004 - Important - Vulnerability in Windows TCP/IP Could
                          Allow Denial of Service
                             13 February 2008


        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary

Product:              Windows Vista
Publisher:            Microsoft
Operating System:     Windows Vista
Impact:               Denial of Service
Access:               Remote/Unauthenticated
CVE Names:            CVE-2008-0084

Original Bulletin:  

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MS08-004 - Important - Vulnerability in Windows TCP/IP Could Allow Denial
of Service (946456)

   Published: February 12, 2008
   Version: 1.0

   This important update resolves a privately reported vulnerability in
   Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) processing.
   An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could cause
   the affected system to stop responding and automatically restart.

Affected Software

   o Windows Vista

   o Windows Vista x64 Edition

Vulnerability Information

Windows Vista TCP/IP Vulnerability - CVE-2008-0084

   A denial of service vulnerability exists in TCP/IP processing in Windows
   Vista. An attacker could exploit the vulnerability by creating a
   specially crafted DHCP server that returns a specially crafted packet
   to a host, corrupting TCP/IP structures and causing the affected system
   to stop responding and automatically restart.

Workarounds for Windows Vista TCP/IP Vulnerability - CVE-2008-0084

   o Assign a static IP address to the client computer instead of allowing
     the client computer to automatically request an IP address.

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