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MS09-016

 
Threat LevelLow threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Type:Vulnerability
Affected platforms:

Other

worm, Trojan or backdoor. It is a group of important vulnerabilities in ISA Server and Forefront Threat Management Gateway, which allows denial of service attacks to be launched.

The affected components are:

  • Forefront Threat Management Gateway, Medium Business Edition.
  • Internet Security and Acceleration Server 2004 Standard Edition and Enterprise Edition.
  • Internet Security and Acceleration Server 2006.

If exploited successfully, it could cause a web listener to stop responding to new requests and an attacking user to inject a client-side script in the user's browser.

This vulnerability is usually exploited by creating specially crafted network packets and sending them to a vulnerable computer and by creating a specially crafted URL and enticing users to access it. The link to the malicious website can be distributed via email, instant messaging programs, etc.

 

If you have any of the vulnerable components installed on your 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.