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Microsoft Windows Server Service Vulnerability

Report ID: SA32326
Source: Secunia
Date of Discovery: 23.10.2008
Criticality: Urgent
Affects:
Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server
Microsoft Windows 2000 Datacenter Server
Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional
Microsoft Windows 2000 Server
Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Datacenter Edition
Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition
Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition
Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Web Edition
Microsoft Windows Server 2008
Microsoft Windows Storage Server 2003
Microsoft Windows Vista
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
Microsoft Windows XP Professional

Compromise From: From local network
Compromise Type: System access

Summary

A vulnerability has been reported in Microsoft Windows, which can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a vulnerable system.

Detailed Description

A vulnerability has been reported in Microsoft Windows, which can be exploited by malicious people to compromise a vulnerable system.

The vulnerability is caused due to an error in the Server Service component when processing RPC requests and can be exploited via specially crafted RPC requests.

Successful exploitation allows execution of arbitrary code, but requires authenticated access on Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008.

NOTE: According to Microsoft, the vulnerability is currently being actively exploited.

Solution

Apply patches.

Windows 2000 SP4:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=E22EB3AE-1295-4FE2-9775-6F43C5C2AED3

Windows XP SP2:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=0D5F9B6E-9265-44B9-A376-2067B73D6A03

Windows XP SP3:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=0D5F9B6E-9265-44B9-A376-2067B73D6A03

Windows XP Professional x64 Edition:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=4C16A372-7BF8-4571-B982-DAC6B2992B25

Windows XP Professional x64 Edition SP2:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=4C16A372-7BF8-4571-B982-DAC6B2992B25

Windows Server 2003 SP1:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=F26D395D-2459-4E40-8C92-3DE1C52C390D

Windows Server 2003 SP2:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=F26D395D-2459-4E40-8C92-3DE1C52C390D

Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=C04D2AFB-F9D0-4E42-9E1F-4B944A2DE400

Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition SP2:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=C04D2AFB-F9D0-4E42-9E1F-4B944A2DE400

Windows Server 2003 with SP1 for Itanium-based Systems:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=AB590756-F11F-43C9-9DCC-A85A43077ACF

Windows Server 2003 with SP2 for Itanium-based Systems:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=AB590756-F11F-43C9-9DCC-A85A43077ACF

Windows Vista (optionally with SP1):
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=18FDFF67-C723-42BD-AC5C-CAC7D8713B21

Windows Vista x64 Edition (optionally with SP1):
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=A976999D-264F-4E6A-9BD6-3AD9D214A4BD

Windows Server 2008 for 32-bit Systems:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=25C17B07-1EFE-43D7-9B01-3DFDF1CE0BD7

Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=7B12018E-0CC1-4136-A68C-BE4E1633C8DF

Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-based Systems:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=2BCF89EF-6446-406C-9C53-222E0F0BAF7A

Original Reference

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CVE Reference

CVE-2008-4250