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MS09-069

 
Threat LevelLow threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Type:Vulnerability
Affected platforms:

Windows 2003/XP/2000

worm, Trojan or backdoor. It is an important vulnerability in the Local Authority Subsystem Service on Windows 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 ISAKMP message and sending it while connected and authenticated to an LSASS server over IPsec.

 

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.