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MS09-059

 
Threat LevelLow threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Type:Vulnerability
Affected platforms:

Windows 2003/XP

worm, Trojan or backdoor. It is an important vulnerability in the Windows Local Authority Subsystem Service on Windows 7/2008/Vista/2003/XP/2000, which allows denial of service attacks to be launched.

LSASS (Local Security Authority Subsystem Service) provides an interface for managing local security, domain authentication and Active Directory processes.

If exploited successfully, it could cause the vulnerable system to automatically restart.

This vulnerability is usually exploited by creating a specially crafted packet and sending it during the HTML authentication process.

 

If you have a Windows 7/2008/Vista/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.