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|Alias:||Vulnerability in Active Directory, Vulnerabilidad en Active Directory|
It is an important vulnerability in the Windows Active Directory on Windows 2003/XP/2000 computers, which allows to launch Denial of Service attacks.
|First detected on:||Feb. 13, 2008|
|Detection updated on:||Feb. 13, 2008|
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.