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MS08-035

Threat LevelLow threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:MS08-035
Technical name:MS08-035
Threat level:Medium
Alias:Vunerability in Active Directory Could Allow Denial of Service
Type:Vulnerability
Effects:  

It is an important vulnerability in the Windows Active Directory on Windows 2008/2003/XP/2000 computers, which allows to launch Denial of Service attacks.

Affected platforms:

Other

First detected on:June 11, 2008
Detection updated on:June 11, 2008
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

MS08-035 is not categorized as virus, worm, Trojan or backdoor. It is an important vulnerability in the Windows Active Directory on Windows 2008/2003/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 allows hackers to cause the computer to stop responding and automatically restart.

MS08-035 is usually exploited by creating a special LDAP packet and sending it to the ADAM or Active Directory server.

 

If you have a Windows 2008/2003/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.

Bear in mind that this bulletin replaces a previous one called MS08-003.