Active Directory vulnerability could allow denial of service
Report ID: MS201309013
Date Published: 11 September 2013
Compromise Type: denial-of-service
Compromise From: remote
Active Directory Services
Active Directory Lightweight Directory Service (AD LDS)
A vulnerability found in the Active Directory Services and the Active Directory Lightweight Directory Service (AD LDS) could cause the service to stop responding until it is restarted.
Microsoft has released a security update for Active Directory Services and the Active Directory Lightweight Directory Service (AD LDS) to address a reported vulnerability. The vulnerability was caused by improper handling of an LDAP query, and it could cause the LDAP directory service to stop responding until it is restarted by the administrator.
The vulnerability has been resolved in the latest update by correcting the way that LDAP directory service handles queries. Users are recommended to install the update onto their system as a protection measure against exploit attempts.
Install the latest security patch for applicable system, available for download from (https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/security/bulletin/ms13-079)
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