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A denial of service vulnerability exists in the way that Microsoft Distributed File System (DFS) handles specially crafted DFS referral responses. An attempt to exploit the vulnerability would not require authentication, allowing an attacker to exploit the vulnerability by sending a specially crafted network message to a computer running the Server service.
An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could cause a user's system to stop responding until manually restarted.
Technical details (analysis)
An attacker could host a specially crafted server that is designed to exploit this vulnerability and then convince a user to initiate a DFS connection with it. Additionally, an attacker on the local network could perform a man-in-the-middle attack to respond to a legitimate DFS request with a malformed DFS response.
All applications not on the affected list.
Release Date: 2011-06-08T00:00:00
Known false positives
No known false positives at this time.
No known work-arounds at this time.