MS13-014 - Vulnerability in NFS Server Could Allow Denial of Service (2790978)

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Details
Vulnerability name/brief description MS13-014 - Vulnerability in NFS Server Could Allow Denial of Service (2790978)
CVE/CAN name
Vendor threat level Imortant
SophosLabs threat level low
Solution MS13-014
Vendor description This security update resolves a privately reported vulnerability in Microsoft Windows. The vulnerability could allow denial of service if an attacker attempts a file operation on a read only share. An attacker who exploited this vulnerability could cause the affected system to stop responding and restart. The vulnerability only affects Windows servers with the NFS role enabled.
SophosLabs comments This vulnerability can be exploited only by an attacker who has access to the read-only share.
SophosLabs testing result No SophosLabs testing result found
Currently known exploits No currently known exploits found
First sample seen No samples found
Discovery date 12 Feb 2013
Affected software Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems No Service Pack and Service Pack 1
Windows Server 2008 R2 for Itanium-based Systems No Service Pack Service Pack 1
Windows Server 2012
Windows Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems No Service Pack Service Pack 1 (Server Core installation)
Windows Server 2012 (Server Core installation)
References
Credits
  • MAPP
Revisions
  • February 12, 2013 - Initial analysis written

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