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Vulnerability protection

Windows kernel-mode driver vulnerability could allow denial of service


Report ID: MS201306003
Date Published: 25 June 2013

Criticality: Important
Compromise Type: denial-of-service
Compromise From: remote


Affected Product/Component:

Windows Vista
Windows Server 2008
Windows 7
Windows Server 2008 R2
Windows 8
Windows Server 2012
Windows RT




Summary

A denial of service vulnerability in Windows could cause an affected system to stop responding.



Detailed Description

Microsoft has released a security update to address a denial of service vulnerability in Windows. The vulnerability was caused when the TCP/IP driver improperly handles packets during TCP connection. Upon successful exploitation, an attacker could cause the system to stop responding.

This issue has been resolved through the latest update by correcting the way that specially crafted packets are handled. Users are recommended to install the update to protect their system from potential exploit attempts.

 



CVE Reference

CVE-2013-3138



Solution

Install the latest security patch for applicable system, available for download from (https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/bulletin/ms13-049)



Security Advisories

For a list of known vulnerabilities affecting F-Secure products and the released fixes, please refer to the Security Advisories page.