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MS08-003

Threat LevelLow threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:MS08-003
Technical name:MS08-003
Threat level:Medium
Alias:Vulnerability in Active Directory, Vulnerabilidad en Active Directory
Type:Vulnerability
Effects:  

It is an important vulnerability in the Windows Active Directory on Windows 2003/XP/2000 computers, which allows to launch Denial of Service attacks.

Affected platforms:

Windows 2003/XP/2000

First detected on:Feb. 13, 2008
Detection updated on:Feb. 13, 2008
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

MS08-003 is not categorized as virus, worm, Trojan or backdoor. It is an important vulnerability in the Windows Active Directory on Windows 2003/XP/2000 computers, which allows to launch Denial of Service attacks.

The main purpose of Active Directory is to provide central authentication and authorization services for Windows-based computers.

This vulnerability is exploited by creating a special LDAP message and sending it to the ADAM or Active Directory server.

 

If you have a Windows 2003/XP/2000 computer, it is recommended to download and apply the security patch for this vulnerability. Click here to access the web page for downloading the patch.